News & Updates2022-05-13T21:01:15+10:00

Honeysuckle deal sounds sweet, but there’s a sting

June 1st, 2021|Tags: , |

by Holly Pane - Medical Republic Jun 1, 2021 Despite widespread opposition to managed care in Australia, the ACCC has green-lit a controversial health fund buying group. While some say this is the beginning of the end for the Australian [...]

Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

May 28th, 2021|Tags: |

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) is concerned that the health insurance industry’s push for Managed Care is gaining ground in Australia. In a draft determination released 21 May, the ACCC favours (with conditions) a proposal from Honeysuckle Health (HH) [...]

Postponement Of Spine Society Of Australia’s 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting

May 24th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Spine Society of Australia have been closely monitoring and the impact on the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for 9-11 April. We recognise the value of seeing everyone together and the importance of networking in person and are therefore [...]

Private patients get raw deal as public/private hospital system is thrown out of balance

June 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

“Patients with private health insurance could be placed on waiting lists because of C19 crisis contracts that are no longer consistent with reality”, Chairman of ASOS, Dr Simon Coffey said in Sydney today. We have been fortunate in Australia to [...]

Dr John Harrison AM Funeral Arrangements

November 6th, 2019|Tags: |

Past Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Past Chairman of the Australian Doctors' Federation Olympic Water Polo representative, Olympic Water Polo Team Doctor & Team Manager   Funeral Arrangements: Tuesday 12th [...]

Medical Panels Seeking Experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons

September 26th, 2019|

Medical Panels is seeking experienced orthopaedic surgeons who are interested in becoming a Panel member. Under statutory appointment arrangements, medical practitioners are nominated to form an independent tribunal (a Medical Panel). Panelists work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams to respond to [...]

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 [...]

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