Tag Archives: MBS

Health Minister Greg Hunt says interesting times for pharmacists

The PSA19 National Conference was opened today with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt confirming the importance of the role of pharmacists. “We now have a prime minister, a treasurer and a finance minister, who when they define what is the purpose of a strong economy, beyond the individual …

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Widen pharmacist MBS access: Guild

Pharmacists should be able to access the MBS when delivering services to consumers irrespective of where the pharmacist is practising, the Pharmacy Guild has stressed in a submission to the federal government. The submission to an Allied Health Reference Group (AHRG) inquiry supports pharmacist eligibility for MBS items for provision …

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Pharmacist access to the MBS one step closer

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has called on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to increase the role of pharmacists to address the healthcare needs of all Australians. The PSA’s recommendations, which stem from its two key reports, Medicine Safety: Take care and Pharmacists in 2023, made to …

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PSA: raise remuneration rates

PSA lodged two major submissions this week, both addressing pharmacist remuneration. In one submission, PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman wrote to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, to propose better use of existing MBS services by fully harnessing the knowledge, skills and accessibility of pharmacists. On behalf of …

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Add us to the MBS: PSA

The recommendation to add pharmacists to the list of eligible allied health professionals to access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, for medication management services for patients with complex care requirements, is an important investment in the safe and effective use of medicines, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) said. The …

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Remote renal dialysis funded

People needing lifesaving renal dialysis in remote areas may benefit from the additional $34.8 million committed to fund end-stage kidney disease treatment. The four-year commitment is intended to help ensure patients – in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSIs) – receive the necessary critical care, when and where they …

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NPS Medicinewise gets certainty of funding

NPS MedicineWise has welcomed the budget’s four years of Commonwealth funding for the continuation of its work to improve quality use of medicines and medical tests. “Quality use of medicines and medical tests remains a cornerstone of quality healthcare and we’re pleased the Australian government has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment …

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