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INU provides updates on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). You’ll find information about: PIP and PNIP Confirmation Statements Indigenous Health Incentive and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Co-payment Measure updates to PNIP gui...

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Only 6% of Australians aged between 50 and 64-years-of-age believe an examination for eye disease is their top health priority according to research released by the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) this week. The research, released in conjunction with Macular Degeneration Awareness Wee...

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From 15 May 2017, manual bulk bill assignment of benefit forms will no longer be available on the Department of Human Services website. All Medicare eligible items can be claimed using Bulk Bill Webclaim. It’s a faster and easier option with claims generally paid within 48 hours of bein...

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The Department of Human Services have revised their education guide for ‘Closing the Gap – PBS Co-Payment Measure’ to include more helpful information about the scheme. The updated guide for ‘Closing the Gap (CTG) – PBS Co-payment Measure – supporting Indigenous ...

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Healthdirect Australia and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have jointly launched the Question Builder, a tool to enable people to prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor. Launched on the healthdirect website, the Quest...

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There has been misinformation in the media recently about a patient’s My Health Record being accessible to any health professional with access to a patient's IHI/Medicare number.  To have a patient’s IHI, which is different from the Medicare number, a doctor has to have five piec...

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The biggest lessons from the Wannacry Ransomware attack are the ones that reinforce what the security community has been telling people for so long, namely the following: Keep your operating systems current Take patches early Have a robust backup strategy Lock down machines ...

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Shared care planning is a key element of Health Care Homes. A shared care plan is designed to get patients more involved in their own care. A shared care plan will also improve the coordination of the services patients receive inside and outside the Health Care Home. For more detail on shared ...

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We are excited to announce that we are a partner in this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) — the largest campaign in the Asia Pacific that raises awareness on privacy issues and how personal information can be better protected.   This year’s theme is ‘trust and trans...

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Our National Partner, Cutcher and Neale, have produced some resources for medical professionals to explain the outcomes and impact  of the recent Federal budget.  View the video below and download the Cutcher & Neale pdf document covering the proposed changes.  
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