CHASM Casebook 2017

2019-11-15T18:32:56+11:00November 5th, 2019|Members Only, Report|

Dear ASOS NSW members, The NSW Minister for Health has approved the circulation of the following Casebook through the Clinical Excellence Commission. The Casebook contains a selected number of mortality cases in the NSW public hospital system and associated clinical evaluation. Regards Stephen Milgate AM CEO Document:  CHASMcasebook2017_final_30102019

Time Based Consultations for Procedural Specialists in the MBS Review Taskforce Report

2019-05-16T13:31:22+10:00May 2nd, 2019|Members Only, Report|

Dear ASOS member On 09/04/19 ASOS received its first notification of the MBS Review Taskforce Report from the Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee (SCPCCC). The full report dated December 2018, can be found at,$File/SCPCCC%20Report.pdf  It is 190 pages. An ASOS Briefing Paper was sent out to all [...]

Response to Consultation Paper Medicare Compliance – Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

2019-02-07T12:09:14+11:00February 7th, 2019|Consultations, Members Only, Report|

Medicare Compliance – Shared Debt Recovery Scheme The Act The Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) has reviewed the legislation entitled Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 and notes that amendments to the Health Insurance Act 1973 will take effect from 1 July 2019. The [...]

Papers from Stephen J Duckett on Health Workforce Reform

2018-10-30T13:57:10+11:00October 30th, 2018|Members Only, Report|

Dear member Please find below past papers and peer reviews on Stephen J Duckett report on the Australian Health Care System. Papers: Interventions to facilitate health workforce restructure - S J Duckett The Australian health care system - reform, repair or replace Duckett Aust Health Rev 2005;29(2);201 Health workforce design [...]

Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Spending on Medicare Services Report

2018-10-30T13:32:46+11:00October 30th, 2018|Members Only, Report|

Dear members This is the My Healthy Communities Patients' out-of-pocket spending on Medicare services, 2016–17. This new report shows variation in the total annual out-of-pocket costs for patients for their Medicare-subsidised health care delivered outside a hospital. It shines a spotlight on how much patients pay out-of-pocket for specialist, general [...]

Australia’s Health 2018 Report

2018-10-30T13:00:33+11:00October 30th, 2018|Members Only, Report|

Australia's health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators. Australia’s [...]

AHPRA Medical Gap Cover Report

2018-10-23T17:17:19+11:00October 23rd, 2018|Member Updates, Report|

Dear members, Here is the APRA Private Health Insurance Medical Gap publication which provides data on in-hospital medical services as issued 16 August 2018. Private Health Insurance Medical Gap June 2018 Private Health Insurance Medical Gap Glossary Note: The proportion of services for which there was no gap or known [...]

Surgical Variance Report

2018-07-13T15:23:53+10:00July 13th, 2018|Members Only, Report|

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ (RACS) vision is to champion surgical standards, professionalism and surgical education in Australia and New Zealand. It is committed to advocating for sustainable, safe, affordable and high quality healthcare that represents best practice. Similarly, Medibank, Australia’s leading private health insurer, is focussed on improving [...]

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