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What is More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP)

What is MDRAP? Part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy, the More Doctors for Rural Australia Program (MDRAP) is a 3GA program that commenced in April 2019 to support non-VR Doctors to upskill...

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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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How to fix GP Time Management; the most common negative review

It’s so disappointing when we research a Doctor and see negative reviews that on further investigation point only to disgruntled patients who had to sit in the waiting room for too long.Does this m...

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Mr310119 Thu 1

Why the MBS Review report is so alarming for GPs

The first question everyone has asked themselves when looking through the Medicare Review Taskforce’s proposed revamp of GP items is the same.Is it bad practice, poor care or some sort of rort to d...

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Mr230119 Wed 1

Care plan crackdown has AMA support - with one caveat

Dr Tony Bartone, AMA PresidentAMA president Dr Tony Bartone says a proposal to crack down on dodgy care plans by introducing a minimum 40-minute threshold has his in-principle support — if it comes...

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Mr150119 Tue 1

MBS Review: Its 7-point plan for general practice

The MBS Review Taskforce has finally released its draft plan for general practice, with proposals to introduce major reforms to GP management plans and a call to cut the funding for medication revi...

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