THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on January 21, 2019

Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.  

 

This week’s summary includes updates from: 

  • Medicare  
  • RACGP 
  • AGPT 
  • News GP 
  • Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) 
  • National Rural Health Alliance LTD (NRHA) 

 

MEDICARE 

Record Keeping requirements MBS Referrals and Requests – 

Do you know your record keeping requirements? You must keep copies of referrals and requests for 2 years, the 2-year period starts from the date you initially provide MBS services under the referral or request.  

 

Copies of plans required as part of MBS items must also be included, here are some examples: 

  • Consultant Physician Treatment and Management Plans 
  • GP Mental Health Treatment Plans 
  • GP Chronic Disease Management Plans

 

For the full rundown of requirements, please see the Medicare MBS Online page – http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/news-2018-07-01-Changes-to-Recordkeeping-+under-HIA  

 

 

RACGP 

Do you know if your First Aid Training and CPR Certificate is up to Date? – 

Both First Aid Training and CPR Certificates need to be renewed, do you know when yours will expire? RACGP offer essential life support courses regularly.  

 

To find out when and where the next course will be held, visit RACGP’s website –https://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/activitylist/  

 

 

AGPT 

Monash Model Used for Training boundaries in 2019 – 

As of the 1st of January AGPT, uses the Monash Model (MMM) to define training bounders in place of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remote Areas (RRMA). 

 

This update is available via the AGPT website – http://www.agpt.com.au/About-Us/Policies/AGPT-Policies  

 

 

NEWS GP 

Funding for Rural and Remote Mental Health – 

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will receive approximately $20 million over four years to deliver new mental health services to 150 locations in isolated areas. Additional funding is a real benefit to patients in rural and remote areas who do not have access to mental health services. 

 

Check out RACGP’s article for further information –https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/rdfs-receives-funding-to-provide-rural-and-remote  

 

 

RURAL DOCTORS ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND  

RDAQ 30th Annual Conference – 

30th RDAQ conference will be held between the 6th – 8th of June 2019, in Cairns, QLD. This conference focuses on the following: 

  • Pre-conference procedural workshops 
  • Inspiring keynote and plenary presentations 
  • Engaging medico-political forum 
  • Interactive concurrent sessions 
  • Exciting social events 
  • Extensive partner and family program 

 

Additional details such as location and booking information can be found via the website – http://conference.rdaq.com.au/  

 

 

NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH ALLIANCE LTD 

Australia’s Premier Rural Health Event – 

15th National Rural Conference will be held between the 24th – 27th of March 2019, in Hobart, TAS. This conference focuses on the health and wellbeing of rural and remote Australia. 

 

Additional details such as location and booking information can be found via the website – http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/15nrhc/  

 

 

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