News & Updates2018-01-11T17:05:46+10:00

Differential Health Insurance Rebate System Must Be Abolished

March 15th, 2019|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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