Managed Care In the USA – a doctor’s experience

2021-07-07T12:17:24+10:00June 24th, 2021|News|

Dr Carmen Brown is a US-trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who practised in the US under the managed care system. She left the US and came to Australia via New Zealand, and now practises in Melbourne. Dr Brown also established Expat MD, which helps US doctors settle in Australia [...]

Honeysuckle deal sounds sweet, but there’s a sting

2021-06-05T16:17:51+10:00June 1st, 2021|News|

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 healthcare system, the industry promises a revolution in delivering value-based [...]

Anaesthetists Warn Against Threat of Managed Care

2021-06-23T12:18:57+10:00May 28th, 2021|News|

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) and nib health funds to form and operate a health [...]

Orthopaedic Surgeons Warn Against Health Fund Managed Care

2017-11-06T18:47:05+11:00June 1st, 2007|News|

"Attempts to force patients to demand cheaper prostheses by price discrimination of some implant products could be counter productive to good clinical care," Chairman, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr Gary Speck said in Melbourne today. "It seems everyone including health fund CEOs want to tell our patients what implant [...]

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