11 October School-based immunisations now available on the AIR October 11, 2018 By Sue James Announcement, Department of Human Services, Vaccinations school 0 You can now record and view vaccines delivered through school-based programs on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The AIR records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. Records of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are also now on the AIR. This means that you can access your patient’s HPV vaccination records in one place. You’ll be able to see your patient’s HPV vaccination details on their AIR record and immunisation history statement. You can print your patient’s immunisation history statement from the AIR site. They can also view their history online. You might see a new optional ‘batch number’ and ‘school name’ field on your practice management software. This will help you provide a complete record of an immunisation encounter when reporting immunisation details to the AIR. You’ll also see these fields on the Record Encounter screen on the AIR site. You can record the batch number and school name if the patient got the vaccination at school. More information Related New education guide for Medicare billing for immunisations Use this new guide as a quick reference to support you with Medicare billing for immunisations. New Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) eLearning education modules available The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that can record vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. This includes all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, vaccines provided under State and Territory vaccination programs and most privately funded vaccines, including influenza and travel vaccines. DVA-funded diabetes memberships available to your DVA patients Your veteran patients with diabetes can now access DVA-funded memberships to the Diabetes Association in their state or territory. My Health Record kits being distributed to Australian healthcare providers The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise all Australians about My Health Record Single Touch Payroll STP is a reporting change that will require employers to report tax and super information to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The ATO is urging employers to determine what they need to do to get ready Resources to engage with under-screened and never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program 80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist healthcare providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening. Comments are closed.