General Practice

Communications and advocacy update: 2 June

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including email and fax transmission of paper prescriptions, influenza vaccination enhancement grants and reimbursement program for primary care.

Communications and Advocacy update: 19 May

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including ePrescribing issues, consultation on integrated treatment guidance and proposed amendments to prescribe illnesses.

Communications and Advocacy Update: 14 April

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including a Review of WorkSafe Victoria’s management of complex workers’ compensation claims and Hospital visitors in Victoria.

Image-based prescribing arrangements to cease 31 March 2022

PBS funding for the former, image-based prescribing, will cease for private practices on 31 March 2022. The Commonwealth Department of Health has announced that such funding will be extended for hospitals only until 31 March 2023.

Communications and Advocacy update: 24 March

Here's an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including payroll tax and medical practices, and TAC research grants available for Value-based Healthcare projects.

Changes to Schedule 8 permit requirements for Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis

The Department of Health has advised from 28 February 2022, Schedule 8 permits for Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis will not be required for non-drug dependent patients. Prescribers are still required to check SafeScript each time before prescribing any Schedule 8 medicinal cannabis products.

Communications and Advocacy update: 20 January

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including a more nuanced and considered approach to elective surgery, access to RATs for General Practice, Paediatric nutrition education and provider research.

Communications and Advocacy update: 15 December

Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including resumption of elective surgery; impact of public-in-private work; escalating violence against healthcare workers; marginalisation of the medical model in mental health reform; and lack of direction provided by the State Government to private medical practitioners.

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