MTAA Campaign Launched – Protect Patient Choice

2021-12-01T11:44:22+11:00December 1st, 2021|Member Updates|

Dear ASOS members, MTAA has this morning officially launched its Protect Patient Choice campaign.MTAA advises that this is designed to refute the misinformation campaign being waged by the insurance industry and champion patient access and doctor choice to life-saving therapies and medical technologies.Attached is the media release announcing the launch [...]

The doctors betraying their oath to do no harm

2021-10-26T11:28:22+11:00September 30th, 2021|Member Updates, Papers & Presentations|

Medical procedures that don’t help the patient, overdiagnosis, the ‘medicalisation of normal’… two doctors lift the lid. By RACHELLE BUCHBINDER AND IAN HARRISFrom The Weekend Australian MagazineSeptember 25, 2021 Why some medical procedures do more harm than good ( While many medical students take the Hippocratic Oath or a similar pledge before [...]

Proposal To Establish A National Accreditation Committee

2021-07-20T17:24:33+10:00July 16th, 2021|Member Updates|

Dear ASOS members, Currently, national accreditation for all doctors is via the Australian Medical Council(AMC). The AMC delegates the training and accreditation of surgeons to the various colleges or subspecialty societies. In the case of orthopaedics AOA selects, educates and trains Australian orthopaedic surgeons on behalf of RACS via a [...]

ASOS NSW – Forster Public Hospital Update

2021-05-10T18:03:48+10:00April 24th, 2021|Member Updates|

Dear Stephen Milgate In a milestone step for Forster Public Hospital an independent consultant has been appointed to assess and make recommendations to the NSW government on the various location options for the facility. More than 10 000 people helped me in the fight for Forster Public Hospital by signing [...]

Applications for Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme Medical Expert Peer Reviewers 

2020-06-25T18:23:11+10:00June 3rd, 2020|Member Updates, News|

In the South Australian Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme, a person who is injured in a motor vehicle accident may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. The Motor Accident Injury Accreditation Scheme (MAIAS) accredits medical practitioners to undertake Injury Scale Value (ISV) medical assessments to assist in determining [...]

Government Contractor Accidentally Sends Sensitive Data to Unknown Email

2019-08-16T12:02:51+10:00August 16th, 2019|Member Updates|

Dear ASOS Members, Please find below a link regarding a breaking story concerning contracting of services by government and personal data leaks. Some ASOS members are currently trialling an encryption service to improve patient data security. We will obtain feedback on this exercise soon. ASOS will continue to report on [...]

AHPRA Medical Gap Cover Report

2018-10-23T17:17:19+11:00October 23rd, 2018|Member Updates, Report|

Dear members, Here is the APRA Private Health Insurance Medical Gap publication which provides data on in-hospital medical services as issued 16 August 2018. Private Health Insurance Medical Gap June 2018 Private Health Insurance Medical Gap Glossary Note: The proportion of services for which there was no gap or known [...]

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