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179951 - ProMBS Online series

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
6 hours

It’s a learning package with reinforcing activities and follow-up cases, to ensure you maximise the benefits you receive. We bring the practice applied to high quality CPD to this neglected area of professional development. By reducing the pressure to turn patients over quickly, we provide doctors (and practices) the time to deliver high quality care for patients, through sustainable and safe billing practices.

Relevance to General Practice

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a key driver of the way health services are delivered into the community. This make up a large portion of Australian General Practitioners’ income, hence the importance to ensure that MBS billings are accurate and reflect the services that have been provided by the General Practitioner.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce was established in June 2015 by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, following feedback from clinicians and the broader community that certain items on the MBS did not reflect clinical best practice and that the Schedule included anomalies that in some cases were creating distortions in services provided.One of the four major issues that were identified as important to consider as part of the Review was the general concerns about the complexity and lack of transparency associated with MBS arrangements.

Learning outcomes
  • Apply defensible and appropriate billing strategies for the purposes of Medicare.
  • Develop safe and sustainable Medicare billing practices, to enable maximum time spent with patient to support safe and high-quality patient care.
  • Identify appropriate resources and forums to improve application of Medicare Benefits Schedule.
  • Develop strategies to use the MBS across the practice to support quality patient outcomes.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The health needs of individuals are balanced with the health needs of the community through effective utilisation of resources

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Ethical business processes and practices, and effective governance structures are implemented

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Other
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    Online webinar

    179951 - ProMBS Online series
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    6 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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