Independent medical examinations and reports during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-05-18T15:12:24+10:00May 18th, 2020|Member Updates, Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS Members, NSW Workcover guidelines for IME’s during C19 pandemic. FYI, Regards Stephen Milgate AM CEO Documents: BN20_113819 -Letter to assoc colleges re IME Guidance - ASOS IME guidance COVID-19 - Examiners - 7 May 2020

Telehealth Services in the NSW Workers Compensation System

2020-03-24T13:48:33+11:00March 24th, 2020|Member Updates, Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS Members Please find attached the NSW Worker’s Compensation Fees Order for Teleconference and video conference item arrangements. Also attached is a draft letter for approval.  That was started by one of our members and has been checked by WorkCover. Regards Stephen Milgate AM CEO Attachments: Approval letter for phone [...]

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 [...]

Informed Financial Consent Brochure

2019-05-30T12:28:57+10:00May 28th, 2019|Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS member As you are aware, ASOS members are committed to high standards of informed financial consent for patients. As such, ASOS has developed a patient brochure on IFC that our members may wish to use.  We hope it will be particularly helpful for new members establishing a practice. [...]

SIRA Fees 2019

2018-12-20T21:20:47+11:00December 20th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Dear ASOS NSW and ACT Members, Please find attached, the changes for work cover fees from 1st January 2019. Please note:  changes to spinal surgery protocols. Attachments: 2019 Orthopaedic Surgeon Letter_final 2018 ASOS letter re 2019 Fees Orders_final Letter from SIRA Please see attached correspondence from the State Insurance Regulatory Authority [...]

Private Health Insurance & MBS Presentations – RACS Update

2018-09-25T17:11:03+10:00September 16th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Dear members Please find below some excellent resources that will help to bridge the gap on the issues we been facing with the MBS review and Private Health Insurance. Meeting with Orange orthopods Item numbers Medicare Review - What they haven't told you Update - RACS original submission to the [...]

Medicare Review, Craft Group Presidents and Emails

2018-09-06T11:24:36+10:00September 6th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Subspecialty Presidents Bruce Caldwell Australian Knee Society Subspecialty Presidents Michael Johnson Spine Society of Australia Subspecialty Presidents Alison Taylor Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Subspecialty Presidents Kate Stannage Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Subspecialty Presidents Dominic Thewlis Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Subspecialty [...]

Allied Legal for Health Practitioners

2018-06-14T10:04:48+10:00June 14th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Allied Legal is a commercial Law firm based in Melbourne.  Allied Legal have worked with several health practitioners and assisted them with various legal issues.  They have prepared some articles and knowledge pieces that we thought would be of interest to health practitioners. Below you will find links to Allied [...]

AMA – Setting Medical Fees and Billing Practices 2017

2018-06-05T14:25:50+10:00June 5th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Published 25 Jul 2017 1.1.           As highly trained professionals, medical practitioners are free to place their own value on their professional skills and expertise, and determine what they consider to be a fair and reasonable fee for the services they provide. 1.2.            The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 requires medical [...]

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