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From 1 November 2017, GP consultations will be exempt from aftercare rules where the GP does not perform the operation. Some patients see their GP instead of their specialist after an operation. Medicare sometimes asks if these consultations are for the aftercare that usually follows an operation....

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Over the holiday period, Section 90 pharmacy applications and PBS stationery orders will not be processed.  Read More
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Department of Human Services have just launched a new eLearning program to help you understand how to claim DVA services. Read More
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Pharmacists can now upload dispense records and view hospital discharge summaries, shared health summaries, and allergy information to My Health Record using enhanced Minfos, POS Works, and RxOne software. Connection to My Health Record is an important step to enabling pharmacists to play a mor...

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Dry Eye Disease continues to increase worldwide affecting millions of people. Around one in five Australians have experienced dry eye at some stage, and modern life and digital screens means it's likely to get worse. This is fuelling the need for new products and approaches for treating the disea...

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A 2017 NCOSS survey of over 440 households in NSW living under the poverty line found affordability of gas, electricity and other affordable essential services are a top priority. In order to pay their energy bills, a third of households reported sometimes or always forgoing medical treatment when n...

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Australians with diabetes experience much higher death rates than those without, with some particularly concerning trends seen among those with type 2 diabetes, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Death among people with dia...

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From 1 November, people living in rural and remote regions of Australia will get improved access to psychological services, under a new telehealth initiative. A major barrier to rural residents accessing vital mental health treatment will be removed with the introduction of a new Medicare rebate fo...

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  The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) Secretariat wishes to advise that a public consultation is now open on proposed changes to Human Papillomavirus vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook (Handbook).  The public consultation d...

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Congratulations to Brett Miller from North Adelaide Dental Care in South Australia on being awarded 2017 National Practice Manager of the Year.   The Practice Manager of the Year is awarded to a person who shows outstanding leadership and team building skills, a commitment to ongoing educatio...

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