Report on the 2010 review of the Medicare provider number legislation

Letter of transmission

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The Hon Nicola Roxon
Minister for Health and Ageing
Parliament House
Canberra ACT

7 December 2010

Dear Minister

I am pleased to submit the 2010 Review of the Medicare Provider Number Legislation, as required under Section 19AA of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

The review was carried out under contract to the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

I want to acknowledge the support and cooperation of the many people and organisations that made themselves readily available for this review. Of particular assistance were the members of the Medical Training Review Panel, who gave us advice about the issues to be covered and about the practicality of the recommendations.

I also want to recognise the work of the responsible Departmental officers, Sue Woolfe and Deborah Gaudie, whose assistance made it possible to complete the review in the scheduled time frame.

This report and the recommendations are tendered to you for your consideration and tabling in the Parliament.

Wendy Hodge
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