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The AMDS Program is a mechanism for doctors to obtain clinical experience in the after-hours period.  Read More
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The Department of Health has confirmed that the Practice Incentive Program Quality Improvement Incentive will now occur from 1 May 2019. The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) has been a key driver in quality care in the general practice sector and the PIP QI Incentive will continue to build on this ...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments will be paid in advance over Easter. Read More [Source: Department of Human Services]
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Digital health leaders from around the globe have met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care. The leaders discussed th...

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Find out about changes to Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) and how to make the most of Dept of Human Services online services. Read More
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Dept of Human Services needs your help to promote their People with Disability Communication survey to your patients. Read More
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Removal of medical excess Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has removed its medical excess, one of several changes introduced to improve the health outcomes of TAC clients.   For accidents on or after 14 February 2018, TAC clients no longer have to pay a portion of their ...

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The Australian Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over - free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at savin...

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International participants from thirteen countries, Hong Kong SAR, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have kicked off a new global network to support best use of digital technology in modern healthcare. The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) will create a common platform for internation...

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Healthcare providers will need to confirm the identity of new patients, batch requests for Medicare numbers by large hospitals will be more tightly controlled, and Australians will be able to find out who has accessed their Medicare details, following the discovery last year of Medicare numbers for ...

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