AMA submission to DVA Review of dental and allied health arrangements

25 Feb 2016

The AMA recently provided input to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Review of Dental and Allied Health Arrangements. In its submission, the AMA highlighted that a GP referral is the basis of a shared care arrangement between the GP and allied health provider and that more formal reporting from allied health providers back to the referring GP is needed to ensure continuity of care and clinical accountability.

The AMA also encouraged the DVA to routinely remind GPs of the services available to veterans' and how they can access them, and wherever possible to minimise red tape through the use of electronic forms.