News & Updates2018-01-11T17:05:46+00:00

Spinal Surgery – Government Response to MBS Review Feedback

May 28th, 2018|Tags: , |

The department is looking forward to receiving your feedback with regard to clarifying appropriate use of MBS items for spinal fusion.  The email below invites feedback by 25 May. This email confirms an extension until Sunday 3 June, 2018. If [...]

Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians

March 5th, 2018|

The Medicare requirements for referrals to specialists and consultant physicians has been released by the Australian Medical Association which has been compiled to explain, in the simplest terms, the Medicare benefits rules for referrals and the implications of not adhering [...]

Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons Support Clinically Indicated Hip and Knee Replacement

March 2nd, 2018|Tags: |

The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) has endorsed the statements made in a recent report by Move (formerly the Rheumatism and Arthritis Association of Victoria) regarding the benefits of joint replacement surgery for Australian patients. The report stated “Total [...]

Mandatory update training

March 7th, 2016|Tags: , |

Mandatory update training for assessors of permanent impairment in the NSW workers compensation system The State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has gazetted the NSW workers compensation guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment 4th edition (the Guidelines). The Guidelines will replace the 3rdedition [...]

Prosthesis listing and reimbursement process – Private Health Insurance Review

January 15th, 2016|Tags: |

Dr Paul Stalley's letter regarding prosthesis listing and reimbursement process starts with "I would like to respond to each of the comments that The Department of Health has put forward in the document regarding “Issues for consideration at a round table [...]

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