The Business of Orthopaedics Webinar

2023-02-10T15:20:09+11:00February 10th, 2023|Events, News|

ASOS is holding a webinar at 8:30pm on Monday 27 Feb entitled “The Business of Orthopaedics”. Our ASOS Director and former Chairman Dr Merv Cross, OAM, will be presenting. This webinar aims to support ASOS members to navigate the growing challenges of maintaining a viable orthopaedic practice in today’s inflationary [...]

Surgical History – Call for Abstracts Closes Soon

2023-01-20T13:43:23+11:00January 20th, 2023|Events, News|

As you will no doubt all be aware, the Royal Australian College of Surgeons will be holding the Annual Scientific Conference in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention centre this year from Monday May 1st to Friday 5th of May. As the convenors of the Surgical History Section of the meeting, [...]

Agreement Reached On Funding Reforms For Medical Devices

2022-03-18T14:30:25+11:00March 18th, 2022|News|

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, [...]

Orthopaedic Patients in NSW In Needless Wait For Surgery

2022-03-18T14:49:49+11:00October 18th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

APF: Too late? The new normal, State government slurps up all patient information

2021-10-18T13:56:39+11:00October 18th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

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.

Managed Care In the USA – a doctor’s experience

2021-07-07T12:17:24+10:00June 24th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

Honeysuckle deal sounds sweet, but there’s a sting

2021-06-05T16:17:51+10:00June 1st, 2021|News|

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 [...]

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