Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians

2018-03-05T18:33:28+00:00 March 5th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

The Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians has been released by the Australian Medical Association which has been compiled to explain, in the simplest terms, the Medicare benefits rules for referrals and the implications of not adhering to them. 1. Referrals must be made in accordance with [...]

Bega Hospital Statement

2017-12-08T02:55:21+00:00 November 10th, 2016|News, Resources|

Since the inception of the Rural Doctors’ Settlement Package in 1988, Bega Hospital has been named within the hospitals eligible for that package. RDANSW believes that it remains as such. The newly named South East Regional Hospital (Bega) is located in a Modified Monash (MM) 5 region, thus more rural than most of [...]

Mandatory update training

2017-12-08T03:09:39+00:00 March 7th, 2016|News, Resources|

Mandatory update training for assessors of permanent impairment in the NSW workers compensation system The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has gazetted the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th edition (the Guidelines). The Guidelines will replace the 3rdedition (published in 2009) for assessments of permanent impairment conducted on [...]

Orthopaedic surgeons call on Government to abolish cap on self-education costs

2017-11-06T17:56:45+00:00 August 9th, 2013|News|

By Nicki Bourlioufas Orthopaedic surgeons are protesting against the Federal Government’s plan to cap annual work-related education expense tax deductions at $2,000 from 1 July 2015 for non-employed independent professionals. While the Federal Government recently delayed the introduction of the self-education tax deduction cap from July 2014 until July 2015, [...]

QLD Health is Dudding Provincial Patients Access to Specialist Services

2017-11-06T19:15:45+00:00 August 6th, 2010|News|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has called on the Qld Health Minister to urgently resolve his dispute with the Qld Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs). Central to the dispute is the provision of specialist medical services to provincial centres throughout Queensland. Under the previous agreement which expired in February [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons back GP open letter

2018-01-23T12:39:59+00:00 September 22nd, 2009|News|

Orthopaedic surgeons are being called on by the National Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Gary Speck, to sign an open letter to Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon raising concerns about the future of primary healthcare. The letter written by Dr Kerri Parnell, Editor-in-Chief of Australian Doctor, [...]

Surgeons tell Ms Roxon to Stay Out of Operating Theatre

2017-11-06T19:12:12+00:00 August 25th, 2009|News|

"Sermons by Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon concerning choice of joint replacement are unhelpful and inaccurate", Chairman of Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. Dr Speck rejected the claim attributed to Ms Roxon in today's Australian "that 99% of the patients receiving artificial joints [...]

Patients Denied Access to Doctors???

2017-11-07T12:31:38+00:00 June 10th, 2009|News, Resources|

This article Appeared in the SMH - 10 Jan 2009 Casualties of a sick system Julie Robotham Medical Editor January 10, 2009 A WESTMEAD Hospital scheme designed to slash costs and improve performance statistics by getting patients out of ambulances more quickly contributed to the deaths of two patients, who [...]

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