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There are things to check if you’re a practice nurse claiming services you provided on behalf of a medical practitioner. Read More
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The Turnbull Government has announced a wide ranging package of reforms to make private health insurance simpler and more affordable for Australians.   Australia’s health system is one of the best in the world where every Australian has access to the best doctors, nurses, hospitals and ...

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The HealthConsult website provides updates and links to information about the public consultation process to develop a framework for secondary use of My Health Record systems data.  Read More
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There’s a new form available online for pharmacists to order PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes. To order more PBS Safety Net cards and envelopes you’ll need to complete the order form (PB185) and email it to pbs.general.orders@humanservices.gov.au You’ll need to type – n...

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BreastScreen Australia is the national breast cancer screening program. It aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer through an organised approach to the early detection of breast cancer, using screening mammography to detect unsuspected breast cancer in women. Detection at an early stage ...

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The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has published an article ‘GP Health Assessment and supporting tools’. If your patient is ex-military, you can deliver a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment that is funded under health assessment items 701, 703, 705 and 707 on the ...

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The Department of Human Services has produced an education guide about the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative. The guide lists the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items you can get under the initiative. These can help with early diagnosis and treatment of eligible children with a...

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Aboriginal women are less likely to survive breast cancer than non-indigenous women which has prompted a new social media campaign to try to increase early detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women yet Indigenous women are 16 per cent less likely to survive compare...

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Around 2,700 Victorian children aged 0-­6 years are hospitalised each year for preventable dental conditions—most of them requiring treatment of dental decay under general anaesthetic. This is among the findings presented at The Early Childhood Oral Health Research Symposium held in Melbour...

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Your patients can save time and safely view their immunisation history statements online with Medicare.  Read More
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