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21 Jul 2017

How to fix Medicare? Strengthen the GP system. "Of all doctors, they are the specialty that delivers the best bang for every health dollar," AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has told the Economic and Social Outlook Conference in Melbourne.


Published: 21 Jul 2017

10 Jul 2017

Almost 200,000 people a week turn up to a doctor's surgery or hospital clinic without their Medicare card, and allowing staff to look up their details online lets them get timely care. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says it would be a shame to throw out the system because a handful of people may have abused the system for criminal advantage.


Published: 10 Jul 2017

05 Jul 2017

Doctors' offices must be able to access patients' Medicare numbers, and it would be a shame if the system was brought down by the fraudulent actions of a few individuals, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

 


Published: 05 Jul 2017

23 Jun 2017

The AMA has long argued that doctors should be regarded as an integral part of the aged care workforce, in the same way that they are an integral part of the hospital workforce. Now, a Senate Committee agrees.


Published: 23 Jun 2017

17 Jan 2017
The new Health Minister has a great opportunity to make a fresh start for the Government by unravelling the Medicare rebate freeze, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 17 Jan 2017

19 Oct 2016
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, welcomes the Government's decision to modernise Medicare's IT system, but says doctors must be closely involved in the new system's design.

Published: 19 Oct 2016

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon - WIN News - Family Doctor Week

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

The AMA has put the Turnbull Government on notice that it will continue to campaign for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze, and for better general practice funding and training. The commitment coincides with the AMA' s Family Doctor Week.

Dr Bartone, 3AW - GPs and children health

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone, responds to calls for parents to visit GPs as the first point of call rather than emergency departments. Dr Bartone said GPs are well-placed to deal with such presentations.

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon - Sky News - Medicare, Election, Health Policy

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon said that the Medicare freeze is bad policy & the election outcome proves it was bad politics as well. Dr Gannon said unraveling the GP freeze would go a long way to assuaging the concerns of the AMA and medical profession.

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon said that the Medicare freeze is bad policy & the election outcome proves it was bad politics as well. Dr Gannon said unraveling the GP freeze would go a long way to assuaging the concerns of the AMA and medical profession.

AMA President Professor Owler, Sky News, Labor's Medicare Policy, 19 May 2016

AMA President Professor Brian Owler on Labor's pledge to lift the Medicare patient rebate freeze from 1 January 2017.

Professor Owler said the Budget decision to extend the freeze until 2020 will push many medical practices over the edge.

Professor Owler said there has been a tremendous response to the AMA #nomedicarefreeze campaign.


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