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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments will be paid in advance over Easter. Read More [Source: Department of Human Services]
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Digital health leaders from around the globe have met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care. The leaders discussed th...

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Find out about changes to Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) and how to make the most of Dept of Human Services online services. Read More
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Dept of Human Services needs your help to promote their People with Disability Communication survey to your patients. Read More
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Removal of medical excess Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has removed its medical excess, one of several changes introduced to improve the health outcomes of TAC clients.   For accidents on or after 14 February 2018, TAC clients no longer have to pay a portion of their ...

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The Australian Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over - free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at savin...

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International participants from thirteen countries, Hong Kong SAR, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have kicked off a new global network to support best use of digital technology in modern healthcare. The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) will create a common platform for internation...

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Healthcare providers will need to confirm the identity of new patients, batch requests for Medicare numbers by large hospitals will be more tightly controlled, and Australians will be able to find out who has accessed their Medicare details, following the discovery last year of Medicare numbers for ...

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When the flu hit Australia last year, it hit hard. More than 220,000 cases were reported, double that of the previous year. The epidemic was credited in 370 deaths. It was the worst flu outbreak in recent Australian history. There were more than 220,000 cases reported in 2017, double that of t...

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Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. While sports activity often garners attention in cases of sudden c...

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