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Australia: The Best Place to Practice Emergency Medicine

Based on the 2016 data provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, there were around 1,761 emergency medicine physicians employed in the country. 9.5% of these doctors worked in ...

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GPs Must Update Registration to Continue Receiving Medicare Benefits

​The Commonwealth Department of Health introduced legislation that changes how GPs access Medicare benefits earlier this year. As a result, GPs previously registered as specialists need to update...

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Government restricts telehealth MBS access to a patient’s regular GP

The RACGP has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision, which comes after months of strong college advocacy. Patients will now only be able to access telehealth services under the Medicare Ben...

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What is 19AB and who is Affected?

What is the Health Insurance Act? In 1973 the Parliament of Australia introduced Medicare, a universal healthcare plan. It provides for payments by way of Medical Benefits and Payments for Hospi...

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Are you Subject to 19AB?

When first enrolled in an accredited Medical School*, were you a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand? If Yes, then Section 19AB does not affect you. If No...

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