THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on February 25, 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  
  • AGPT 
  • RACGP 
  • ACRRM 

 

MEDICARE  

PBS & RPB Claims 

When making PBS or RPBS claims, you may need to get the patients Medicare or Veteran’s Affairs card number directly from Medicare.  

 

To find out more, see Medicare’s update –https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/pbs-pharmacists/claiming/getting-medicare-numbers-pbs-and-rpbs-claims  

 

 

AGPT 

2020 Intake 

Applications for the 2020 intake of AGPT opens as of the 25th of March 2019 and will close as of the 29th of April 2019. If you are planning to apply, make sure you complete your  

 

 

RACGP 

Practice Owners National Conference 

A program is now available for RACGP’s Practice Owners National Conference held in Sydney on the 18th & 19th of May 2019. This conference aims to educate and provide an opportunity for other GP Practice Owners to connect and network. 

 

Registration for the conference is still open! 

 

If you would like to take a look at the program for this conference, here it is: https://www.racgppracticeowners.com.au/program  

 

 

Continuity Of Care 

RACGP have released an article that addresses how to encourage continuity of care, you can find the article here: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/how-can-gps-encourage-continuity-of-care   

 

 

ACRRM 

Training for Rural Practitioners – Mental Health Disorders– 

Online courses for Mental Health Disorders are available through ACRRM. This course has a specialised focus on rural and remote Australia, addressing issues like isolation and extended periods of hardship caused by drought. You can undertake this course online or in person (if located in QLD).

 

For more information, please see the following ACRRM weblink – https://www.acrrm.org.au/continuing-development/online-learning/virtual-classrooms/mental-health?utm_source=country_watch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=country_watch_20190215  

 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.