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 [...]

Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

2021-06-23T12:18:57+10:00May 28th, 2021|News|

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 [...]

Postponement Of Spine Society Of Australia’s 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2021-05-24T16:23:16+10:00May 24th, 2021|Events, News|

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 [...]

Private patients get raw deal as public/private hospital system is thrown out of balance

2020-06-03T14:47:16+10:00June 3rd, 2020|News, Press Releases|

“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. [...]

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 [...]

Facts Coronavirus / COVID-19

2020-03-20T14:47:07+11:00March 20th, 2020|News, Resources|

COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease – 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2) Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei [...]

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