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The SA Country Fire Service is forecasting CATASTROPHIC fire danger ratings across a number of regions on Wednesday 20 November 2019. All other regions have severe or extreme ratings forecast, including the Adelaide metropolitan area.
Issues relating to residential aged care providers accessing their individualised service-level QI reports (for the first quarter) are now resolved.
A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, following a period of significantly heightened fire weather conditions expected to continue into next week.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued fire weather advice for Tuesday 12 November 2019 with twelve areas rated as at or above SEVERE.
The department has engaged KPMG to undertake a review of the Sector Support and Development sub-program under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.
From 1 November 2019, Australians with complex eating disorders will be able to access new services through Medicare that will help save lives.
Under the terms and conditions of the CHSP grant agreement, providers must submit an annual CHSP Wellness and Reablement Report to the department.
A $7 million research investment in pharmacogenomics will improve the treatment and outcomes of people with mental illness.
In response to this morning’s media the Department of Health advises that the new items that will be available from 1 November 2019 involve no changes to those health care professionals who are able to treat eating disorders under the MBS.
The department has made updates to the material change form to make it clearer what information you need to provide when submitting a change, including in relation to third parties.
A new communication package is available to help healthcare providers conduct effective conversations with parents regarding childhood immunisations.
A new online directory will provide people living with chronic pain—and their health practitioners—with a comprehensive list of available services to help manage their conditions.
The Australian Government is calling for proposals for $3 million in research to better understand the causes and improve diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
The annual Report Card on the Implementation Plan for The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013 to 2023, shows 12 of the 20 goals named in the Plan are on track to be achieved by 2023.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers have just over two extra weeks to upload and submit grandfathered client data into the My Aged Care provider portal.
Residential aged care providers should now have collected quality indicator data for each of the three quality indicators for July, August, and September 2019.
Residential and home care service providers can now apply for free independent business advisory services to help them review their operations and provide advice on business management and financial strategies.
The department is currently trialling reablement based assessment in several aged care planning regions under the Promoting Independent Living Budget Measure.