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:

  • AGPT
  • Medicare
  • Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive
  • RACGP
  • Australian Medical Association

 

AGPT

Applications –

Applications for AGPT to commence in 2020 have closed today on the 29th of April 2019. If you weren’t able to apply before this date, you will need to look at alternative 3GA programs until applications open again. This information was taken from: http://www.agpt.com.au/

 

 

MEDICARE

Budget Measures –

Some of the budget measures are subject to passing legislation, so updates are occurring regularly. You can check the following link to stay up to date with an Medicare changes: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/about-us/budget/budget-2019-20

 

 

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) –

The PIP IHI is after feedback from organisations and individuals on how the program works for clinics, GPs and patients to help identify any possible gaps and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of PIP IHI. You can find out how to provide your feedback at this link: https://consultations.health.gov.au/indigenous-health/review-of-practice-incentives-program-indigenous-h/

 

 

RACGP

Lifting of the Medicare Freeze in the Election –

RACGP President has stated that despite both parties in the election promising to lift the Medicare Freeze, patients will need to see the commitment to their care and general practice services. Dr Nespolon has requested both parties regularly and appropriately index patient rebates to ensure they accurately reflect the cost of the service. You can read more about this at this link: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/racgp/lifting-of-medicare-freeze-only-the-start-racgp

 

 

RACGP

Tips for passing the KFP following the 2019.1 Exam Report –

RACGP have outlined some areas to help candidates preparing for the KFP following the exam report for the 2019.1 sittings. You can find out more at this link: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/racgp/kfp-2019-1-exam-report-tips-to-improve-outcomes

 

 

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

2019 Annual Conference in Scotland –

All AMA members are invited to attend the AMA Queensland’s annual conference in Edinburgh, Scotland this year. The conference will go from the 22nd till the 28th of September and will feature a number of keynote presenters from Australia, England and Scotland. To find out more about the conference, you can check out this link: https://ama.com.au/gp-network-news/ama-queensland-2019-annual-conference-edinburgh

 

 

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