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The Department of Human Services is phasing in new computer prescription stationery, but you can still use up your old stationery. Read More
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Want to know more about doing health assessments and what you need to do for record keeping? The Health assessments and your record keeping responsibilities education guide can help you. It has details about when to use health assessments, the associated Medicare item numbers, patient eligibility ...

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The renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) and the National Cancer Screening Register were successfully launched on 1 December. The National Cancer Screening Register is supporting the introduction of the new Cervical Screening Test. The register functions are being performed jo...

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AHPA is presenting a webinar on the National Health Services Directory (NHSD) for allied health professionals. Date: 7 December 2017 Time: 7:30 pm AEDT In this Webinar participants will: Develop an understanding of what the NHSD is and how it is currently used in healthcare in Australia...

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The second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, which was endorsed by Health Ministers in July 2017, is now available. The second edition addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of...

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The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) lists the requirements you need to meet before you bill a pregnancy ultrasound service under Medicare.  Read More
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The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) now has a dedicated phone number and web page to assist people to report abuse, neglect or quality of care issues of people with a disability. The specialist report line, email address and web page have been launched to encourage any person to report suspecte...

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REVISED: Self-collection of samples should not be offered to women with the commencement of the renewed program on 1 December 2017 until further notice. One of the components of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program is the introduction of self-collected samples for HPV testing. The sel...

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1800 number for Health Care Home enquiries With the majority of Health Care Home practices coming on board on 1 December, a new 1800 number has been set up to help practices and patients with their enquiries. Participating practices and patients can now contact the department on freecall 1800 290 6...

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Recent articles in the media have raised concerns relating to privacy, security and consumer communications for My Health Record. This media reporting contained a number of false claims and inaccuracies. Tim Kelsey, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has issued a letter to the edit...

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