THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

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:

  • RVTS
  • Medicare
  • AHPRA
  • RACGP

 

 

RVTS

Applications Via The AMS Stream Are Now Open –

RVTS have opened a third round for participants intending to commence via the AMS Stream in August 2019. According to the RVTS Applicants Guide, there are Five (5) positions are available in Round 3 which will be open to applicants across both the AMS and Remote streams.

 

If you are looking to apply, visit the RVTS website: https://rvts.org.au/applicants

 

 

MEDICARE

Provider Number Applications –

At present, Medicare are taking approximately 13 business days to process from the date of application receipt. A reminder to make sure all of your supporting documents have been included with your application for a Medicare Provider Number.

 

Updates are available via the Medicare website: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/medicare-benefits-health-professionals/apply-medicare-provider-number/applying-medicare-provider-number

 

 

AHPRA

Use Of Titles In Advertising –

The National Law restricts the use of protected titles, for example, ‘medical practitioner’ and ‘specialist paediatrician’ are protected titles. AHPRA has published a new resource – the titles tool – to help doctors navigate the requirements of the National Law, in relation to the use of titles.

 

Take a look at the new tool here: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Publications/Advertising-resources/Check-and-correct/Titles.aspx .

 

 

RACGP

Practice Owners National Conference –

RACGP are set to hold the Practice Owners National Conference in Sydney NSW on the 18th and 19th of May 2019. As part of the conference there will be a focus on understanding MBS Claiming.

 

For more information on the program for this conference or to register, see RACGP’s website – https://www.racgppracticeowners.com.au/program

 

 

PEP Applications –

A reminder that 2019 applications for PEP will close as of 8pm AEST on the 12th of April 2019. If you are in the process of applying, you’ll have until this time to finalise your application and submit it. At this stage, the program start date for this intake will commence the 1st of July 2019.

 

Here’s the link for more information: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/imgs/fellowship-pathways/practice-experience-program

 

 

Are You Sitting For Your KFP in 2019? –

If you are planning to sit your KFP with RACGP in 2019, it might be worth taking a look at RACGP’s 2019.1 Exam Report: Tips to improve outcomes – https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/racgp/kfp-2019-1-exam-report-tips-to-improve-outcomes

 

 

The Risk Stratification Tool (RST) 

The Risk Stratification Tool (RST) extracts data from GP clinic systems, including age, smoking status, alcohol consumption and body mass index (BMI), and uses the information to power an algorithm that helps predict a patient’s risk of hospitalisation.

 

The RST links to coordinated care platform cdmNet, while a smart connector also allows it to work with most GP clinical systems, including Best Practice, Medical Director, MedTech, ZedMed, and Communicare.

 

You can find more information on this tool here: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/professional/new-gp-tool-to-help-avoid-unnecessary-hospitalisat

 

 

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.