Guaranteeing Medicare and access to medicines

Page last updated: 09 May 2017

Guaranteeing Medicare – establishing the Medicare Guarantee Fund

Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule – indexation

Improving Access to Medicines – cheaper medicines

Improving Access to Medicines – support for community pharmacies

Guaranteeing Medicare – development of the health care homes trial

Child Dental Benefits Schedule – increased cap

Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule Review – continuation

Guaranteeing Medicare – Medical Services Advisory Committee – continuation

Improving Access to Medicines – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – new and amended listings

Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule – new and amended listings

Helping Families with Diabetes – Insulin Pump Program – reducing patient contributions

Helping Families with Diabetes – free glucose monitoring devices for young Australians with Type 1 diabetes

Guaranteeing Medicare – Medicare Benefits Schedule – improved compliance

Pathology Approved Collection Centres – strengthening compliance

Stoma Appliance Scheme – new and amended listings

Improving Access to Medicines – maintaining Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services pharmaceutical dispensing

Guaranteeing Medicare – aligning reciprocal health care

Quality Improvement in General Practice – implementation of the Practice Incentive Program

Primary Health Networks – supporting after-hours care

Improving Access to Medicines – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – price amendments

Operational Costs for Cardiac and Breast Device Registries – extension

Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – not proceeding - Re-investing in the Medicare safety nets

Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – not proceeding - Re-investing in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme co-payments and safety net thresholds

Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – not proceeding - Re-investing in bulk billing incentives for diagnostic imaging and pathology services

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