26 October Specific MBS Changes from 1 November October 26, 2018 By Jasmine Harvey Announcement, Department of Human Services 0 Visit the Department of Human Services website for news of specific MBS changes beginning on 1 November. The Department of Human Services has announced several changes to MBS items for the following: urine microscopy spinal surgery dermatology, allergy and immunology sleep studies and respiratory function tests Visit the Department's website for more information and resources related to these changes, which will begin on 1 November. Related HPOS access changes from DHS From 1 December 2018, delegations in HPOS will automatically expire after a 12-month period. After the 12-month period, providers will need to renew their delegates’ access or the delegate will need to request delegate access. Changes to Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) – September In response to the recommendation made by the ‘Independent Review of Health Providers' Access to Medicare Card Numbers’ the following changes will be made to HPOS in September. Improved Medicare Compliance: Changes to Legislation On 1 July 2018 changes occured to the Health Insurance Act 1973, the Dental Benefits Act 2008 and the National Health Act 1953, through the Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 (the Act). 1 July 2018 MBS Changes The Department of Human Health adds 1 July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) changes to our health professional education resources. Legislative changes to tighten privacy and security protections for My Health Record In response to a growing privacy backlash, the Federal Government has announced legislative changes to My Health Record to restrict access by law enforcement and government agencies and allow records to be deleted by those who choose to withdraw from the system, with the opt out period also expected to be extended. Changes to process for allied health referrals The way that a General Practitioner (GP) refers DVA clients to allied health providers is set to change from July 2019. Comments are closed.