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Entries for November 2017

Under improvements to be made to DVA Webclaim, effective from 3 December 2017, the number of services that dental, optical and allied health providers can submit in one claim will increase. This will save you time and reduce the administrative burden on your practice. In addition to this more effi...

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With the majority of Health Care Home practices coming on board on 1 December, a new 1800 number has been set up to help practices and patients with their enquiries. Participating practices and patients can now contact the department on freecall 1800 290 637. This number is included in t...

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As the year comes to an end it’s good to remind families about the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The CDBS is a dental benefits program for eligible children 2 to 17 years of age. It covers part or the full cost of a range of dental services up to $1000 over 2 calendar years.  ...

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Do you provide services to veterans? The Department of Human Services has launched a new eLearning program to help you understand how to claim DVA services. Their interactive eLearning program, DVA Education for Health Professionals has 4 modules that take you through the steps to make a...

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Section 90 pharmacy applications submitted between 22 December 2017 and 2 January 2018 won’t be assessed until Wednesday 3 January 2018. PBS stationery orders To get your PBS stationery before Christmas, place your PBS stationery order by the dates below: ...

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Private sector health service providers will be obligated to notify affected individuals and the Australian Information Commissioner of certain data breaches involving personal information from 22 February 2018 under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. The NDB scheme requirements supplement ...

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On White Ribbon Day, and every day, we want your patients to know they can reach out for help.  Read More
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This year, to promote World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, have written a joint statement calling for all Australians to take action to reduce antibiotic resistance. To read the statement, please click here I...

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From 1 November 2017, there are new limits for some consultation items done by specialists and consultant physicians.   Specialists and consultant physicians can’t claim MBS benefits for subsequent attendance items 105, 116, 119, 386, 2806, 2814, 3010, 3014, 6019, 6052, and 16404 if the...

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The Australian Digital Health Agency has entered a partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), the peak national body representing pharmacists. This partnership will help increase the number of pharmacists using My Health Record, a digital system that enables healthcare providers...

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