#328 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including unfair telehealth compliance activities targeted at Victorian GPs, meeting with the Victorian Department of Health to discuss the proposed Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, and a Health and Human Services Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan consultation session.
#300 Communications and Advocacy update
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria’s Communications and Advocacy team is working on for our members, including: Proposed Medicare changes to support children in voluntary kinship care; and meeting with Mental Health Reform Victoria.
#292 Streamlined speciality recognition and CPD tracking
From 16 June , GPs will no longer be reliant on the RACGP or the ACRRM for confirming their eligibility for Medicare to Services Australia.
#277 Looming deadline for Fellowed GPs without Ahpra speciality recognition
Medical practitioners who have been awarded fellowship must be registered as a specialist GP with Ahpra for continued access to rebates.
#219 Telehealth extension will help patients
The extension of Medicare rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months will help patients and practices through the pandemic.
#188 Changes to Medicare-funded telehealth services
Changes to telehealth services have come into effect which limit COVID-19 Medicare telehealth items.
#31 Medicare Billing Compliance
Medicare billing errors and healthcare fraud are significant factors in the cost of the Australian health care system.
AMA Victoria applauds co-payment ditch
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) applauds Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement that will see the $5 co-payment abandoned.
Patients will pay more to see a doctor, Medicare rebate frozen until June 2020
The AMA is highly critical of the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Medicare rebate until June 2020, as patients will pay more to see a doctor.