Medicare Australia

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Hundreds of GPs warned over incorrect Medicare billing of chronic disease patients
Federal health department sends 596 providers compliance letters after finding they were regularly co-claiming separate subsidies

Melissa Davey Medical editor

08, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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GPs in community health centres are withering from neglect | Mariam Tokhi
Under Medicare, GP clinics that once could provide time and care for the most vulnerable now have to squeeze in as many patients as possible

Mariam Tokhi

02, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Lives are at stake’: Veterans Centre Australia closes after major funder pulls out, leaving hundreds in limbo
The not-for-profit group helped up to 600 clients at a time access services including healthcare, financial and employment support

Melissa Davey Medical editor

28, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Veterans are being forced to pay for healthcare that should be free as GPs opt out
Some clinics not accepting the gold card that entitles war veterans to free healthcare as rebates fail to keep up with cost of delivering care

Melissa Davey Medical editor

27, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Revealed: the areas where Australians are struggling to access free GP care
Exclusive: Data shows low bulk-billing rates in affluent Sydney suburbs as well as several regional electorates and Tasmania

Nick Evershed, Melissa Davey and Natasha May

16, Feb, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Revealed: more Australians than ever are paying to see a doctor as new data shows worst-hit areas
Exclusive: Data obtained by Guardian Australia shows the areas suffering the biggest drop in fully bulk-billed GP patients

Melissa Davey, Nick Evershed and Natasha May

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Like Medicare, the PBS urgently needs overhauling – for all our sakes | Trent Zimmerman
It would be a mistake for Australia to narrow its health reform agenda to ignore access to new medicines

Trent Zimmerman

10, Feb, 2023 @12:52 AM

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Medicare review: what changes can we expect to see - and what’s still missing?
Health sector welcomes the broad vision of taskforce report, but worries it’s short on details, a timeline and money

Josh Butler

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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An improved My Health Record will be at centre of push to modernise primary healthcare
Better digital systems are to be discussed at national cabinet, while the AMA will call for stronger safeguards to protect patient data

Paul Karp

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Prescription powers and Medicare rebate up for debate as premiers push for healthcare reform
State and territory leaders outline their wishlists before national cabinet meets on Friday

Paul Karp

31, Jan, 2023 @9:14 PM

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Only three of Australia’s 201 public hospitals are providing care in recommended time, AMA says
Damning report is part of doctors’ push for 50-50 federal and state funding ahead of national cabinet meeting

Paul Karp

31, Jan, 2023 @6:44 AM

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Czech pair defend Australian Open doubles title; millions of RATs to expire in coming months – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Ben Doherty (now) and Donna Lu (earlier)

29, Jan, 2023 @6:48 AM

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