12 Jul 2019
AMA provided a submission to the MBS Review Pain Management Clinical Committee Report. The submission lists key issues raised by the AMA’s members, Councillors and other professional bodies.
AMA submission in response to Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee Reports
05 Jul 2019
The AMA submission to the MBS Review Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee (SCPCCC) report is only a summary of the key issues, concerns and feedback raised by the AMA’s members, Councillors and other professional bodies.
04 Jul 2019
In May 2019, the AMA provided feedback on the report from the MBS Review Participating Midwife Reference Group.
The AMA supports women’s informed choice and believes that a woman has the right to choose and access the model of care that is best for her health needs. The provision of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care by trained and qualified registered midwives is an important component of care options for Australian women.
AMA submission in response to Colorectal, General, Plastic and Reconstructive, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Reports
26 Jun 2019
Five MBS Review surgical reports - Colorectal, General, Plastic and Reconstructive, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, were released in late 2018 and February 2019, for stakeholder feedback.
Whilst the AMA submitted a response to the MBS Review Plastic and Reconstructive Clinical Committee report on 9 April 2019, this report is included in this submission as it relates to the maximum three item restriction on T8 Surgical items.
AMA Submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group Report
21 May 2019
The AMA provided a submission to the report from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group (Reference Group).
The AMA supports the overall recommendations made by the Reference Group, particularly in relation to supporting patients to cover out-of-pocket costs through bulk-billing incentives, disease prevention and increasing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
08 May 2019
The AMA in responding to the Allied Health Reference Group (AHRG) has made it clear it wants to see the centrality of GP care and the continuity and coordination of patient care enhanced and well supported. The AMA is suppportive of a medical home model of care, and believes this should be the access point for more enhanced access to allied health services and that those services should be coordinated at general practice level.
06 May 2019
The MBS Review Specialist and Consultant Physicians Consultation Clinical Committee report (SPCPCC), available here, proposes major reforms which cuts across all specialties, as it recommends a comprehensive restructure of specialist and consultant physician attendance items.
06 May 2019
The AMA's submission on the MBS Review Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee (DMCC) report urged the MBS Taskforce to implement a non-mandatory CDS system and/or allow clinicians to continue to exercise their clinical judgement in relation to the particular circumstances of the patient they are treating.
The AMA also expressed concern that the the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and Australian Pathology rejected the majority of the DMCC report recommendations.
06 May 2019
In March 2019, the AMA provided feedback on the MBS Review Clinical Committee Reports on Neurosurgery, Neurology, Colonoscopy and Orthopaedics.
17 Apr 2019
The AMA Submission in response to the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group Report highlights the significant concerns of the Association with the group's recommendations. The AMA's response makes it clear that: