News & Updates 2018-01-11T17:05:46+00:00

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 [...]

Private Health Insurance Consultation – Submission

October 24th, 2016|Tags: , , |

1. The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) maintains that by any measure, Australia enjoys high standards of orthopaedic medical treatment and hospital care due to high standards of training in orthopaedic surgery and related specialties, innovation in medical technology, and an established [...]

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 [...]

Position Statement from the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee

September 29th, 2015|Tags: |

AOA Position Statement Position Statement from the Australian Knee Society on Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee, with particular reference to the presence of Osteoarthritis. In preparing the following evidence based document, the Australian Knee Society, on behalf of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, has [...]

The Economy and the Health Budget

April 12th, 2013|Tags: , |

A presentation to ASOS by Roger Kilham (Director, Kilham Consulting) This is a summary document. A pdf copy of the original document with graphics and full text is available for download Review: 25th Anniversary of the Doctor's Dispute:economy_health_budget Today I'll [...]

Thyroid Cancer and Disease Research Inquiries

April 12th, 2013|Tags: , |

All inquiries for research and information about thyroid cancer and thyroid disease in Orthopaedic Surgeons, doctors and or nurses, can be directed to Dr Peter Dewey, Research Co-ordinator, Australian Orthopaedic Association, PO Box 12, Arncliffe NSW 2205, Australia. Dr Dewey [...]

25th Anniversary of the Doctor’s Dispute

April 12th, 2013|Tags: |

The 1984 Doctor's Dispute left an indelible mark on Australian society and in particular on the psyche of health care decision makers at all levels. Unlike elsewhere, Australian doctors had demonstrated that they were not prepared to be walked over [...]

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