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Entries for May 2016

The Medical Board of Australia recently introduced a revised registration standard that requires all medical practitioners to have appropriate retroactive or tail cover for prior private practice in Australia. From 1 October this year, any practitioner without such cover may be liabl...

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A warning has been issued by the Chief Health Officer in Victoria about poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne. Key messages are: Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms - if in doubt, don't consume. Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yel...

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BreastScreen NSW have launched a new TV campaign to encourage women aged 50-74 to have a potentially life-saving mammogram. The campaign features the story of Kerri Welsh, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 after a routine mammogram. The campaign is on television from 8 May to 19 June 2...

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From 1 May 2016, the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) eHealth Incentive includes a new eligibility requirement.   Read More
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From 1 April 2016 it will be easier for optometrists to request a Medicare provider number. Optometrists are no longer required to complete the forms previous forms, but will now only need to complete a Medicare provider application form. More information and Provider Application Forms
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From 1 July 2016, Medicare patient cheques are stopping. Encourage patients to register their bank details with Medicare so they don’t miss out on their benefits.   Read More
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Scott Morrison's first budget will see the Federal Government save $51.4 million over the next four years by removing or amending items it pays rebates for on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). In a move that will be unpopular with medical groups, Mr Morrison also announced a plan to continue th...

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