The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) has signed a joint four-year agreement with the Commonwealth Government laying the foundation for the future of the Prostheses List. The four-year agreement, signed between Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, on behalf of the Commonwealth, and MTAA’s Chair, Maurice Ben-Mayor, [...]
SURGEONS HAVE A PLAN FOR A SAFE RETURN TO NORMAL ELECTIVE SURGERY A faster and safe return to joint replacement surgery in private hospitals is possible, if a plan developed by senior members of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons is adopted. ASOS supports the NSW Government’s move to open [...]
The Victorian government acts in haste to pass health database law, the community will repent at leisure. The Bill links all patient medical and health information through a single portal, to be shared between authorised end-users, decided and controlled by the Secretary of the Department of Health.
Dr Carmen Brown is a US-trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who practised in the US under the managed care system. She left the US and came to Australia via New Zealand, and now practises in Melbourne. Dr Brown also established Expat MD, which helps US doctors settle in Australia [...]
ASOS National Chairman Dr Simon Coffey and other invited speakers will outline the implications of the ACCC Draft Determination on Honeysuckle Health and options going forward.
Webinar organised by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) on 12 May 2021.Presenters are Dr Omar Khorshid (Federal President of the AMA), Dr Aniello Iannuzzi (Chairman of ADF) & Mr Stephen Milgate AM (CEO ADF & COPS)
by Holly Pane - Medical Republic Jun 1, 2021 Despite widespread opposition to managed care in Australia, the ACCC has green-lit a controversial health fund buying group. While some say this is the beginning of the end for the Australian healthcare system, the industry promises a revolution in delivering value-based [...]
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) is concerned that the health insurance industry’s push for Managed Care is gaining ground in Australia. In a draft determination released 21 May, the ACCC favours (with conditions) a proposal from Honeysuckle Health (HH) and nib health funds to form and operate a health [...]
The Spine Society of Australia have been closely monitoring and the impact on the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for 9-11 April. We recognise the value of seeing everyone together and the importance of networking in person and are therefore committed to conducting a face to face conference. Owing to [...]
“Patients with private health insurance could be placed on waiting lists because of C19 crisis contracts that are no longer consistent with reality”, Chairman of ASOS, Dr Simon Coffey said in Sydney today. We have been fortunate in Australia to have a balanced public/private health sector and public/private hospital system. [...]