Consultation paper on proposal to introduce a cost recovered pathway for Medical Services Advisory Committee applications

 4 January 2022 - The Department of Health invites submissions in relation to a proposal to introduce a cost recovered ...

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MSAC publishes agenda for upcoming meeting

24 November 2021 - 10 agenda items for consideration at the 31 March - 1 April 2022 meeting. ...

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Medicare to fund allied health case conferencing

1 November 2021 - New Medicare items will encourage eligible health providers to work together more closely to support the health ...

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New help for Australians on the IVF journey

24 October 2021 - From 1 November 2021, people will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for five new Medicare ...

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Taking the pressure off high blood pressure

23 October 2021 - The Australian Government is investing $40.5 million for a new Medicare Benefits Schedule item to improve the ...

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Medicare rebates for bowel inflammation testing

24 October 2021 - From 1 November 2021, patients with chronic bowel inflammation will be able to claim a Medicare rebate ...

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Pre-implantation genetic testing for IVF to be covered by Medicare

24 October 2021 - Parents who fear passing on their hereditary diseases to children will now get genetic tests covered by ...

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Surgery for women with birth injuries set to be subsidised again

7 October 2021 - Thousands of women who have been living with the pain of birth injuries have been given ...

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Novian Health gains FDA breakthrough designation for Novilase breast therapy

28 September 2021 - Novian Health has been granted breakthrough device designation from the U.S. FDA for its Novilase Interstitial Laser ...

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The doctors betraying their oath to do no harm

25 September 2021 - Medical procedures that don’t help the patient, overdiagnosis, the ‘medicalisation of normal’… two doctors lift the lid. ...

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MSAC publishes agenda for upcoming PASC meeting

24 September 2021 - The MSAC Secretariat has published a list of the applications scheduled to be considered at the next ...

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Doctors too keen to operate, say experts

25 September 2021 - Doctors are routinely over-diagnosing and over-treating conditions that do not require medical intervention, sometimes carrying out ...

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Medicare Benefits Schedule continuous review to improve patient care

13 September 2021 - Medicare items and services will be reviewed by experts on an on-going basis to ensure the Medicare ...

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Medicare rebate changes for surgeries kick in next month, but doctors say more time is needed

7 June 2021 - One of the biggest overhauls of the Medicare rebate system in decades is set to kick ...

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Patients set to pay thousands more as rebates cut in raft of radical Medicare changes

6 June 2021 - A chaotic attempt to modernise the 38 year old Medicare system could see patients hit with higher ...

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