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 [...]

The Agenda for Change

2019-03-19T11:27:08+11:00March 7th, 2019|Briefing Papers, Members Only|

The agenda setters, COAG/AHPRA, Individual Private Health Funds, Private Health Fund Lobby Group (also known as and Private Healthcare Australia, and some Health Sector Advocacy groups - 07/10/2017   References: (i) “Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions, Draft Report Sep 2017 [...]

Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professions

2019-03-19T10:42:32+11:00February 24th, 2019|Briefing Papers, Members Only|

Prof Michael Woods, UTS  September 2017 Background The emphasis on the word ‘independent review’ is interesting. Prof Michael Woods was the Productivity Commissioner who oversaw the 2005 Productivity Commission Research Report (on Health Workforce).  He is a Productivity Commission insider and hardly an independent reviewer of his own 2005 Report [...]

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 [...]

AHPRA/MBA decision to link Tribunal findings to a medical practitioner’s registration

2018-07-13T16:55:30+10:00July 13th, 2018|Briefing Papers, Members Only|

AHPRA/MBA decision to publish links to any proceedings against a doctor even if the proceedings found the doctor to be not guilty [Ref: Independent review of the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia] ASOS Briefing paper 1. This issue has arisen because of the case of the late [...]

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 [...]

MBS Review Spinal Surgery

2018-01-23T12:20:14+11:00January 15th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Please find attached the update on spinal MBS item numbers, which are intended to be implemented “late 2018”.  Please note, the author talks about ‘fees’, ASOS maintains the correct terminology is ‘rebates’. It is important that objections to any of these proposals be lodged urgently, initially to the Spine Society. [...]

Prosthesis listing and reimbursement process – Private Health Insurance Review

2017-12-08T10:21:38+11:00January 15th, 2016|Resources|

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 on private health insurance, November 2015.” The issues for discussion are [...]

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