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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has issued a media release in response to the Catholic Hospitals Australia report on private health insurance use in hospitals. To read the media release, please click here
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Employsure is offering a seminar entitled Are Your Employment Contracts Effective? in a number of locations across Australia during July: "There are many Australian businesses unaware of how to manage their obligations under the Fair Work Act. Join us to learn about the top five feat...

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The Australian Digital Health Agency has taken another step towards having a more integrated health industry by announcing that more organisations, both public and private, have begun uploading pathology and diagnostic reports during June. The benefits of receiving, viewing and storing a patient&rs...

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The next time you access a patient's My Health Record, you may notice the new Medicines Information view. The Medicines Information view can quickly sort and display medicines information held in a patient's My Health Record documents in date or alphabetical order. Healthcare providers can benefit...

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According to new Finnish research, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel; previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data has ever been available on the influence of periodontal bacteria on concept...

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Health Care Homes services will have a phased start this year. Twenty practices will begin Health Care Home services on 1 October 2017. These will be announced soon. The other 180 practices will begin on 1 December 2017. To see the list of the 200 selected Health Care Homes practices, go to the succ...

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Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza. Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vac...

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The ATO has provided the following advice in relation to Health Care Homes and the bundled payment: The bundled payment will be made directly to the general practice or ACCHS monthly on a pro-rata, retrospective basis. The practice will be responsible for appropriately distributing the bundled pay...

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A new report showing dramatic differences in treatment rates around Australia signals a pressing need for reforms to ensure equitable access to appropriate health care for all Australians, the Consumers Health Forum, says.   “The report, compiled by the Australian Commission on Safety a...

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Home doctor services that provide after-hours visits face stricter conditions on their Medicare billing practices after a government review found they did not represent value for money to the taxpayer.   As part of a broader review of Medicare items, the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Task...

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