Physiotherapy fundamental to sustainable aged care

 
 
 

Reconciliation Action Plan

 

Our vision for reconciliation

The APA vision for reconciliation is for all Australians to value and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge, expertise, connections to land and sea and traditional ways of healing, and for stronger relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians based on trust, respect, and free of racism.

 
 

Budget leaves cloud of confusion over allied health in residential aged care

 
Budget leaves cloud of confusion over allied health in residential aged care
 
 

Budget 2022-23: Where’s health reform?

 
Budget 2022-23: Where’s health reform?
 
 

Bringing together physical and mental health is the key to tackling suicide in Defence

 
Bringing together physical and mental health is the key to tackling suicide in Defence
 
 

Response to today's Nine/Fairfax paper “Government takes aim at allied health in aged care”

 
Response to today's Nine/Fairfax paper “Government takes aim at allied health in aged care”
 
 

New MBS item for Allied Health Multidisciplinary Case Conferences

 

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:

 
 

We’re physiotherapists and we’re here to help

 
We’re physiotherapists and we’re here to help
 
 

TGA Medical Device Changes – Guidance for Health Care Professionals

 

Member alert – you must apply for medical device transition by 25 August 2021

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.

 
 

Introducing a new APA member benefit: Return to Work Matters

 
Introducing a new APA member benefit: Return to Work Matters