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GPs and general practices wanting to reduce the risks of incorrect MBS billing and increase the efficiency of their practice may be interested in the Medicare Billing Assurance Toolkit. The toolkit includes a range of checklists, templates and suggestions to make it easier for GPs and their practice...

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Access to medicinal cannabis has taken another major step forward today with first licence being granted for an Australian company to grow and harvest medicinal cannabis. This major development will lead to improved access to domestically produced medicinal cannabis products for Australian patien...

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A team of Melbourne scientists has taken the first steps towards to curing a rare eye disease that leads to a gradual loss of central vision. Macular Telangiectasia type 2, or MacTel, is incurable and affects between 500-1,200 Australians, with symptoms usually beginning in people over the age of...

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The Stroke Foundation reports that: Australian women worry about a number of issues in relation to their health but for too many stroke isn’t something they think about. Research has revealed Australian women are more worried about issues such as weight loss, exercise and a lack of ...

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Do you work in an environment where these topics are a part of your work? Do you work in clinical, education, research, industry, academia or management? Have you developed tools to assist consumers manage their health? Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is ple...

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As of 1 October 2016, the Medicare compliance debt function has moved from the department of Human Services to the Department of Health. Over the coming weeks the Department of Health will be contacting all providers that have a debt owing to the Commonwealth that has transferred to Health. The fi...

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In February 2017, the Government passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, which establishes a mandatory data breach notification scheme in Australia. The bill applies to organisations that have responsibilities under the Privacy Act. This includes (among others): Au...

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Applications for the AAPM State Practice Manager of the Year Awards are now open. This year, the 2017 National Practice Manager of the Year will also be the recipient of a $5,000 travel voucher, with thanks to our National Partner, AGPAL/QIP.  Be recognised and rewarded for your special contr...

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A national network of agencies will be redesigned to deliver better health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote Australia. Read More
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Medibank has recently announced a partnership with leading digital health platform Healthshare to empower its 3.8 million customers to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. Customers and GPs will be better informed about specialists who have participated in Medibank’s GapCove...

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