179951 - ProMBS Online series
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.
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