funding in primary health care

Funding in Primary Health Care

General practice financing

This online learning program has been designed to provide you with an understanding of general practice financing mechanisms.

Telehealth eligible areas

Provides information about telehealth eligible areas which are geographical areas of Australia where patients can receive specialist video consultations under Medicare.

News: Cheaper medicine for thousands of Australian patients

26 March 2018. The Australian Government will drastically reduce the cost of medicines to treat diabetes, cancer, arthritis, asthma and eye disease with new additions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from April 1 2018.

News: Government dedicates $50 million towards cancer patients

July 2018. The Turnbull Government will provide $50 million to support some of Australia’s sickest patients, battling ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, renal cell cancer and sarcomas, to access potentially life saving medical treatment. The new national program–The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program–will treat more than 5,000 patients nationally, from every state and territory. Read more...

Medicare MBS item numbers flipchart

The updated MBS flipchart (April 2013) provides relevant information to Victorian primary healthcare agencies looking to build or extend service models that incorporate Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items. 2013.

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