Support increased access to allied health by supporting Recommendation 14 from the Allied Health Reference Group's Report for the MBS review to create a new MBS item for the provision of telehealth services for patients consulting with an allied health professional via teleconference
Specialist health services
The RHA should do the following in regards to telehealth:
-undergraduate education regarding adoption of telehealth
-supporting recommendations from MBS reference group reports for additional access and claiming for telehealth
-support interdisciplinary collaboration for... more
Allied health professionals have had no indexing under the MBS since July 2014 and the earlier introduction of indexing for GP bulk-billing incentive (1 July 2017), GP standard attendances (1 July 2018) and specialist consultations (1 July 2018) have unfairly disadvantaged allied health... more
True supports the recommendations of the National Rural Health Alliance and recommends to Department of Health, Australia to increase support for specialised health organisations to provide innovative sustainable place – based approaches for the delivery of clinical services, which will meet... more
Current Telehealth MBS items mandate a videoconference consultation and collocation in time of primary care and specialist practitioners, and patient. Often it is difficult to organise patient and practitioners to conduct the consultation at the same time. An expert multidisciplinary Telehealth... more
Support increased access to allied health by supporting Recommendation 2 from the Allied Health Reference Group's Report for the MBS review to expand allied health involvement under team care arrangements by increasing the number of allied health appointments under GP Management Plans (... more
Support increased access to allied health by supporting Recommendation 1 from the Allied Health Reference Group's Report for the MBS review to encourage comprehensive initial assessments by allied health professionals via the creation of a new item (109AA) for an initial allied health... more
Having a local sedation protocol for MRI and other non-painful procedures in children in regional and rural hospitals will enhance the experience of the family by reducing waiting time, travel time to tertiary hospitals and decreasing the need for general anaesthesia!!
That the Social Attention and Communication Surveillance - Revised (SACS-R) is rolled out Nationally. This nurse (or GP / AHW) administered surveillance tool supports the early identification and intervention for children 12 - 24 months of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).