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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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Check your patients have their bank account details registered with Medicare as we no longer pay Medicare benefits by cheque. EFT payments are easier and faster for your patients. Their benefit will normally be paid into their bank account within 2 business days. Read more [Source: DHS]
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We have received an update from Employsure to say that, while change is on its way to reduce penalty rates, employers are not required to take any action yet. Few AAPM members should be affected by these changes.  The decision only impacts employers that engage employees covered by the fo...

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Incentives News Update - February 2017 is now available Incentives News Update (INU) provides updates on the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP). You'll find information about: shared health summaries transition arrangements for the Nationa...

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A number of compounds isolated from lichen show antibacterial properties with potential applications in oral health care, according to an article published in the January issue of Journal of Natural Products. The lichen in question, Stereocaulon paschale, generally lives in subarctic and arctic r...

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