Response to media on new MBS items for eating disorders

30 October 2019 - In response to this morning’s media the Department of Health advises that the new items that will ...

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Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

29 October 2019 - Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic ...

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Private health insurers say cost of medical devices putting pressure on premiums

23 October 2019 - After the lowest annual increases in 18 years, relief appears to have been short-lived. ...

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'Veiled in secrecy': call for surgeons to disclose complications rates

14 October 2019 - Surgeons are being urged to disclose their rates of surgical complications to prove they're worth the ...

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Immunotherapy a groundbreaking new cancer treatment, but prohibitively expensive

10 September 2019 - Dave Roberts is fighting for his life, and his doctor says there is only one option ...

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Greg Hunt's medical deals come back to bite him

11 September 2019 - Health minister Greg Hunt’s efforts to rein in growth in private health insurance premiums looks like ...

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Aust stent costs five times higher than NZ

23 August 2019 -FactCheck Investigation: Do heart stents cost Australian private health funds five times more than they cost in ...

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'Remove rugs from aged care' to reduce health insurance costs, report says

22 August 2019 - The medical devices industry is pushing back against further reforms to lower the cost of hip ...

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Medibank joins Nexus Hospitals joint replacement surgery trial guaranteeing zero out-of-pocket costs

23 August 2019 - Doctors, Nexus Hospitals and Medibank start innovative joint replacement trial. ...

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Pharmacists call for Medicare rebates for medical consultations at the chemist

15 August 2019 - Pharmacists are pushing the Morrison government for changes to the Medicare system to allow Australians to ...

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Melbourne to pioneer free treatment to save sickest cancer kids

4 August 2019 - The nation’s youngest cancer patients, who had previously been forced to travel overseas for lifesaving treatment, will ...

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Superannuation raids to pay for fat surgery

17 July 2019 - Australians are tapping their superannuation to pay for healthcare at an unprecedented rate, with more than ...

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1 July Medicare rebate increases

1 July 2019 - The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners service items ...

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Plan for Australians living with pain

17 June 2019 - Australians living with chronic pain would have access to up to 20 Medicare-funded services each year ...

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Federal Government takes first major step in adopting new wave of personalised medicine for Australian patients

16 April 2019 - Medicines Australia welcomes the Government’s investment in new technology with Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptor ...

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