THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on July 22, 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:

  • MDA
  • ACRRM
  • RACGP

 

MDA

Some Bulk Billing Items To Be Reviewed –

“Review and Act Now” letters are being sent to some medical practitioners from mid-July 2019.

 

The Department of Health continues to monitor Medicare Benefits Schedule compliance and is currently reviewing claiming activity for bulk bill incentive items 10990, 10991 and 10992.

 

Read more here: https://www.mdanational.com.au/advice-and-support/library/blogs/2019/07/review-of-mbs-bulk-bill-incentive-items

 

ACRRM

Information from Queensland Health –

Queensland Health has issued updates on the changes to Health (Drugs & Poisons) Regulation 1996 and the Provision of antiviral medication for influenza outbreaks in residential aged care facilities.

 

Read more information here: https://www.acrrm.org.au/search/find-news/details?id=1871&title=Attention+Queensland+Members+%E2%80%93+Information+from+Queensland+Health

 

 

RACGP

Access to Cystic Fibrosis medication expanded –

Children aged 12–24 months with a rare form of the genetic disorder will soon be eligible to receive subsidised medication, saving their families up to $300,000 per year.

 

It was previously only available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for patients aged two years and over, but the new listing will help treatment begin as early as possible. 

 

Read more here: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/access-to-cystic-fibrosis-medication-expanded

 

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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.