As part of our ongoing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) advocacy efforts, we are happy to share that significant changes have been announced.
From 1 November 2021, new items are available for eligible allied health practitioners (physiotherapists are eligible for all items) participating in multidisciplinary case conferences with medical practitioners.
The new items apply to non-admitted patients under the care of an eligible allied health practitioner for:
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) currently regulates therapeutic products, including personalised medical devices. Devices relevant to allied health include hand splints, orthoses and prostheses, cervical spine collars, moulds used to anchor hearing aids, and compression garments.
We're glad to have you as a student member and hope you like your new phone!
We'd also like to welcome all new students to the APA. It's great to have you all onboard.
The competition may be over but there's still time to sign up for 2021.
As physiotherapists, we need to be able to adapt and pivot to this changing landscape and remain contemporary as healthcare evolves.
– Scott Willis, APA National President
The APA has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to develop a Digital Health Audit to better understand the digital habits of physiotherapists.
Our President, Scott Willis, explains the importance of taking part below.