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The Australian Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
New Medicare data shows nearly 9 out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the 9 months from July 2018 to March 2019.
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ provide up-to-date information and key recommendations about safe vaccine storage. The 3rd edition is now available and includes new appendices to support you.
The Australian Government will provide affordable access to four new medicines through the PBS, helping patients living with debilitating and often life threatening conditions.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)
The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.
A discussion paper outlining two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places is now available for feedback.
On Monday 17 June 2019, the Department of Health made available the data collection template for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to record client details of their grandfathered clients who are not yet registered on My Aged Care.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 1 July 2019. This is in line with changes to the age pension and indexation rates.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, has released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 January to 31 March 2019.
As part of the 2018–19 MYEFO Boosting support for older Australians measure, the Government announced a reduction in basic daily fee, with a greater reduction for those on lower packages.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers are required to complete the data collection template for all grandfathered clients who are not yet registered on My Aged Care.
Professor Ian Frazer AC led the Australian delegation to the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention. The delegation highlighted Australia’s strength in health and medical research.
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in 4 innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.
This webinar will provide a technical overview of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program being mandated from 1 July 2019.
The department will use this data to set up My Aged Care client records for all unregistered Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) clients.
As part of the 2018–19 Budget, the Australian Government has provided funding to re-develop the My Aged Care website and service finders. The new website will be easier for consumers to navigate and find information about aged care services, understand the process and support consumer choice.
The Australian Government is providing $5 million for ground-breaking research into the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of eating disorders.