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: 

  • Medicare 
  • RACGP 
  • HWAV PESCI 

 

MEDICARE  

MBS Auditing  

Recently the Department of Health have increased random auditing. It’s important to understand your responsibilities as a Practitioner. For more information on your responsibilities, see here:  http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/billing-accurately-medicare  

 

Support resources are also available online – http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/compliance-audits-and-review#8  

 

New Medicare Digital Claiming Education for Health Professionals  

You can now refresh your knowledge around digital claiming, Medicare have released new eLearning modules to include information on: 

  • Medicare Digital Claiming 
  • Medicare Online Claiming 
  • Medicare Easy Claim 
  • Medicare Digital Return Codes 
  • ECLIPSE 

For access to the module, see here – http://medicareaust.com/PROGRAMS/MBSP02/index.html  

 

RACGP  

A new guide to improving the quality of health records has now been made available. The guide is called ‘Improving health record quality in General Practice’ and is designed to help GPs maintain quality records.  

 

You don’t need to be a member to access the guide, here’s where you can find it – https://www.racgp.org.au/running-a-practice/practice-resources/general-practice-guides/improving-health-record-quality 

 

HWAV PESCI 

Please be aware as of the 21st of December, HWAV will no longer be providing PESCI’s. If you are planning to sit for a PESCI from this date onwards, you’ll need to do it through either:  

 

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

Our team would like to help, contact us directly on admin@peoplemedical.com.au. 

 

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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.