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As Medicare continues to implement changes to their procedures and billing item numbers, it is important for general practitioners to understand how these changes might impact daily work. For example, the removal of item number 30195 in November 2018 effected many doctors who used this number to treat solar keratosis with a diathermy device. Continue reading “[3 min watch] Understanding Medicare billing item numbers”
In this 10-minute video, Matt Woollard (Chief Operations Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) explains the new telehealth Medicare Benefits Scheme item numbers.
The introduction of these item numbers has been fast-tracked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are now seeing a significant increase in the number of virtual consultations that would have traditionally been performed face-to-face. Continue reading “[10 min watch] Telehealth item numbers explained”
In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we introduced strategies on how to move from bulk-billing to private billing.
With Medicare rebates remaining low, how do you meet the increasing cost of providing medical care in your practice? Doctors are forced to take a pay-cut, see more patients, or charge more. Most GPs will be unable to afford the first two options if they wish to continue to provide safe, efficient care to their patients and avoid burnout. If you are currently bulk-billing all or a large proportion of your patients, you may need to introduce or increase out-of-pocket expenses to ensure the sustainability of your practice.
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Managing retinal vein occlusion. A 55-year-old, generally healthy man with a history of migraines presents with blurred vision he has had for a few days. What is your diagnosis?
In the short video below you will learn about: Continue reading “Managing Retinal Vein Occlusion”
It is important to know how to manage female genital mutilation in your practice, even though you might not encounter it very often. Learn how to address this sensitive subject with your female patients and understand the legal requirements and responsibilities for GPs.
In the 10 minute video below you will learn: Continue reading “How to Manage Female Genital Mutilation in Your Practice”
In this short video, learn how to treat glue ear with an autoinflation device – resolving fluid build-up in the middle ear using a painless and “fun” treatment option, especially for children.
Did you know that teaching your patients how to blow into a balloon can reduce your referral rates to the ENT doctor? There is an effective and drug-free treatment option with a compliance rate of 89 percent, typically satisfying results early on, and no known side effects.