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Provider Connect is open

June 5, 2024
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A growing network of participating business partners  Provider Connect Australia™ (also known as PCA™) is a free initiative of the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) that allows you to update your business information and automatically send those updates to your connected business partners such as: Healthcare directories, booking and review services Primary Health Networks…

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Family Violence training EOI open

May 23, 2024
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Primary health care providers have a vital role in identifying and supporting people subjected to Family Violence (FV). Recognising this, WVPHN is offering grants of $2000 to general practices to participate in a practice-wide training program – the A-LIVES Training and Support package. The program has been developed to give practice staff, from receptionists to…

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Medical Costs Finder

March 21, 2024
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The Department of Health and Aged Care has launched a national information campaign to encourage Australians to use the Medical Costs Finder when planning for the private specialist care. The Medical Costs Finder website is an initiative of the Australian Government to help patients find and understand the typical costs for common private health procedures…

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Group A streptococcal disease notification

February 29, 2024
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From 1 March 2024, invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS) will become an urgent notifiable condition for medical practitioners and pathology services in Victoria. Diagnosis of iGAS relies on the laboratory detection of Streptococcus pyogenes and clinical information. • Medical practitioners and pathology services must notify cases of iGAS immediately upon diagnosis to the Department…

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Alcohol and pregnancy resources

September 7, 2023
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fare – Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education has updated Resources and training for health professionals about alcohol and pregnancy: Every Moment Matters provides accurate information and advice on alcohol-free pregnancy and safe breastfeeding  

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MyMedicare registrations open

July 28, 2023
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MyMedicare voluntary patient registration is open for General Practices to register. Patients will be able to register from 1 October. Check if your clinic is eligible and view further information here If you would like to speak to one of our Practice Facilitators about MyMedicare or Accreditation please contact us

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New Mental Health referral process

May 26, 2023
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From July 1, Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) will be partnering with highly experienced health care agencies to deliver improved mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services across western Victoria. Called Step Thru Care, Step Thru Care is not and should not be the default option for GPs to refer to for all…

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The form to fill out all forms!

April 13, 2023
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The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has recently notified PHNs across Australia of the launch of Provider Connect Australia (PCA) for Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect (VCFC) practices, both claimed and unclaimed, as well as all ACCHOs. Provider Connect Australia is a system that allows healthcare organisations to share important changes or updates that have occurred…

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MBS changes to your workflow

December 15, 2022
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Due to the changes in the government COVID-19 response there are several changes to the MBS items.  These have been updated on the Services Australia site. Please note the final item – Assignment of benefit requirements will have an impact on your workflows from 1 January. Further information here

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Go Share – COVID-19 Bundle

September 26, 2022
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The new GoShare bundle is targeted to those with a positive COVID-19 test result and can assist in the support and management of your patients to remain safely at home, recognize when to seek care, as well as providing the most up to date supportive information on how to keep well throughout their COVID+ journey.…

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