Differential Health Insurance Rebate System Must Be Abolished

2019-03-19T12:13:40+10:00March 15th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has called on the Federal Government to abolish the practice whereby health funds are permitted to pay lower rebates to patients (who are health fund members) who choose doctors who are not part of a health fund preferred provider scheme. The practice known [...]

Apple Announces Patient Health Record System

2018-06-08T16:33:16+10:00June 8th, 2018|News|

Dear members, ASOS has been monitoring all aspects of the health data industry. Apple has announced a major development that will allow all patients to control their individual health records from their iPhone. A complete model of how this will work is in the link, https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/06/apple-opens-health-records-api-to-developers/ How this development impacts [...]

Spinal Surgery – Government Response to MBS Review Feedback

2018-05-28T15:28:15+10:00May 28th, 2018|News|

The department is looking forward to receiving your feedback with regard to clarifying appropriate use of MBS items for spinal fusion.  The email below invites feedback by 25 May. This email confirms an extension until Sunday 3 June, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Warner, Director, Medical [...]

Sydney Robotics Summit 2018 – ASOS

2018-05-16T09:36:11+10:00May 16th, 2018|Events, News|

Dr Fritsch has put together the orthopaedics program for the Sydney Robotics Summit being held on Saturday 23 June. The summit is a multispecialty meeting focused on surgical robotic technology which has been organised by the Institute of Academic surgery at Royal Prince Alfred hospital. This year for the first [...]

Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians

2018-03-05T18:33:28+10:00March 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

2018-06-03T14:36:37+10:00November 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 [...]

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