Time Based Consultations for Procedural Specialists in the MBS Review Taskforce Report

2019-05-16T13:31:22+10:00May 2nd, 2019|Members Only, Report|

Dear ASOS member On 09/04/19 ASOS received its first notification of the MBS Review Taskforce Report from the Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee (SCPCCC). The full report dated December 2018, can be found at, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbs-review-2018-taskforce-reports-cp/$File/SCPCCC%20Report.pdf  It is 190 pages. An ASOS Briefing Paper was sent out to all [...]

Briefing Paper on MBS Review Taskforce – Report from the Specialist & Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee

2019-05-16T14:11:47+10:00April 10th, 2019|Briefing Papers, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member Attached is a briefing paper on the MBS Review report into specialists consultation item numbers and recommended changes. The original report sent to you by link is 190 pages. This report reduces it to 41 brief points, recommendations & additional information. This Briefing paper is also being [...]

MBS Review Draft Report On Specialist Consultations & Briefing Paper

2019-04-12T18:03:43+10:00April 9th, 2019|Briefing Papers, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member The MBS Review has just released a draft report from the Specialist and Consultant Physicians Consultation Clinical Committee (SCPCCC). The draft report recommends a move away from initial and subsequent consultations, differential rebates for specialists and consultant physicians and additional payment for complex planning, to a time [...]

Conference Paper – Items Numbers

2019-04-04T13:47:32+11:00April 2nd, 2019|Members Only, Papers & Presentations|

The 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the AOA the theme of the meeting was 'Registries, Regulators and Regulations'.  In that gathering I presented a paper on item number which gave a historical view and the issues we faced then.  On reflection it appear that we still face much the same [...]

MBS Review – Dr Ryan Response

2018-09-26T14:26:14+10:00September 26th, 2018|Members Only, News|

Dear Chair Re Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review – Proposed changes to remuneration arrangements for surgical assistants I refer to the above letter signed by Professor Michael Grigg and dated 4 September 2018. I became aware of this letter after it was highlighted by the Australian Medical Association and circulated [...]

Private Health Insurance & MBS Presentations – RACS Update

2018-09-25T17:11:03+10:00September 16th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Dear members Please find below some excellent resources that will help to bridge the gap on the issues we been facing with the MBS review and Private Health Insurance. Meeting with Orange orthopods Item numbers Medicare Review - What they haven't told you Update - RACS original submission to the [...]

Medicare Review, Craft Group Presidents and Emails

2018-09-06T11:24:36+10:00September 6th, 2018|Members Only, Resources|

Subspecialty Presidents Bruce Caldwell Australian Knee Society dbruce@drbrucecaldwell.com.au Subspecialty Presidents Michael Johnson Spine Society of Australia michael@mjohnson.com.au Subspecialty Presidents Alison Taylor Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society altaylor_@hotmail.com Subspecialty Presidents Kate Stannage Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society kstannage@iinet.net.au Subspecialty Presidents Dominic Thewlis Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society dominic.thewlis@adelaide.edu.au Subspecialty [...]

Spinal Surgery – Government Response to MBS Review Feedback

2018-05-28T15:28:15+10:00May 28th, 2018|News|

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 you have any questions, please contact Mary Warner, Director, Medical [...]

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