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. [...]

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 [...]

Dr John Harrison AM Funeral Arrangements

2019-11-06T23:49:27+11:00November 6th, 2019|News|

Past Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Past Chairman of the Australian Doctors' Federation Olympic Water Polo representative, Olympic Water Polo Team Doctor & Team Manager   Funeral Arrangements: Tuesday 12th November 2019 2pm Macquarie Park Crematorium, Cnr Delhi Rd &, [...]

Medical Panels Seeking Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons

2019-09-26T14:20:44+10:00September 26th, 2019|News|

Medical Panels is seeking experienced orthopaedic surgeons who are interested in becoming a Panel member. Under statutory appointment arrangements, medical practitioners are nominated to form an independent tribunal (a Medical Panel). Panelists work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams to respond to medical questions in Victorian worker’s compensation and personal injury cases. [...]

Differential Health Insurance Rebate System Must Be Abolished

2019-03-19T12:13:40+11:00March 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 [...]

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