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According to new Finnish research, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel; previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data has ever been available on the influence of periodontal bacteria on concept...

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Health Care Homes services will have a phased start this year. Twenty practices will begin Health Care Home services on 1 October 2017. These will be announced soon. The other 180 practices will begin on 1 December 2017. To see the list of the 200 selected Health Care Homes practices, go to the succ...

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Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza. Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vac...

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The ATO has provided the following advice in relation to Health Care Homes and the bundled payment: The bundled payment will be made directly to the general practice or ACCHS monthly on a pro-rata, retrospective basis. The practice will be responsible for appropriately distributing the bundled pay...

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A new report showing dramatic differences in treatment rates around Australia signals a pressing need for reforms to ensure equitable access to appropriate health care for all Australians, the Consumers Health Forum, says.   “The report, compiled by the Australian Commission on Safety a...

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Home doctor services that provide after-hours visits face stricter conditions on their Medicare billing practices after a government review found they did not represent value for money to the taxpayer.   As part of a broader review of Medicare items, the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Task...

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Save postage time - upload your written authority applications and prescriptions electronically.  Read More
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The Fair Work Commission has today delivered its annual wage review. This means that from the first full pay period commencing after 1 July 2017: all modern award rates will increase by 3.3% (with weekly wages rounded to the nearest $0.10)   the national minimum wage will...

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More older individuals are now keeping their natural teeth with the number of dentures being provided dropping in Victoria, according to new research. The data from Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV)—which relates to the number of dentures provided by Victorian public dental clinics to th...

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For Health Care Homes’ booklets, factsheets, Q&A material and case studies.  Read More
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