THIS WEEK’S UPDATES

Published on November 21, 2018

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  

HPOS and AIR Site – scheduled outages that may affect access to some reports.  

Between 8pm AEDT the 19th of November and 8.30am AEDT the 26th of November, Medicare will be conducting upgrades that may cause system outages.  

 

During this period, you won’t have access to the following: 

  • Medicare Webclaim reports 
  • DVA Webclaim reports 
  • Easyclaim reports 
  • AIR010A – Due/Overdue Immunisation Practice Reports 
  • AIR021A – Due/Overdue Report – by Medicare GP. 

 

Please be aware that Medicare will also not have access to these reports until the upgrades have finished. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/system-outages-affecting-hpos-and-air-what-it-means-you  

 

Updated Education Guide About Billing Multiple MBS Items 

Medicare have released an Education Guide to help understand MBS item descriptions and how to bill multiple items together. This guide includes information on: 

  • Comprehensive and combined items  
  • Interpreting common MBS phrases 
  • Multiple attendances on the same day 
  • Attendances with other health services 
  • Independent procedures 

For access to the Education Guide, see here – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/enablers/education-guide-multi-item-billing  

 

AGPT 

Applications for entry to the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Program in 2019 are now openand will close as of 10:00 am AEDT 30 November 2018. 

 

Please note, not all regions are participating, the aim is to fill available training positions throughout Australia for ACRRM and RACGP. Applicants may also be required to commence training in semester two.  

 

Here’s where you can find additional information – http://www.agpt.com.au/Junior-doctors/Australian-General-Practice-Training–AGPT–program/New-Applicants  

 

RACGP 

RACGP’s OSCE Examiner Training – Mock Exam is a pre-exam training activity available online.  

 

For more information on the Online Learning offered by RACGP, visit their website – https://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/activitylist/  

 

ACRRM 

ACRRM Independent Pathway  

 

Key Dates: 

  • RPL Applications due – 7am (AEST) 03/12/2018 
  • Applications Submissions due – 10am (AEST) 12/12/2018 

 

For more information about the full list of important dates or application selection process, see ACRRM’s website – https://www.acrrm.org.au/training-towards-fellowship/overview-of-fellowship-training/training-pathways/acrrm-independent-pathway  

 

ACCRM’s Introduction to Cultural Awareness course is available online 

 

An abridged version of ACCRM’s Introduction to Cultural Awareness course is available online.  

 

To access the course, see the following link – https://www.acrrm.org.au/search/find-online-learning/details?id=1042&title=Introduction+To+Cultural+Awareness  

 

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  

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

 

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