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Inside track: Healthcare

27 July 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Paid pandemic leave on the table
Rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in Victoria could see the Fair Work Commission reconsider its decision to reject calls for paid pandemic leave to be added into health awards (24 July 2020).  More...

National report card examines COVID-19 and other health issues in Australia
Life expectancy, chronic conditions, social determinants of health and the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the issues under the spotlight in the latest two-yearly report card on the health of Australians, Australia’s Health 2020 (23 July 2020).  More...

Telehealth: Latest changes may exclude some patients in need
As of Monday 20 July, eligibility for Medicare benefits for the temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) telehealth (video) services and phone services will be contingent on a patient having an existing and continuing relationship with the GP who provides the service (20 July 2020).  More...

Telehealth roll-backs are short-sighted and dangerous
On Monday, the criteria for MBS support of telehealth during this pandemic was wound back so that patients can only access telehealth services under the scheme if they are a regular patient of a GP or practice and have been an active patient within the last 12 months (20 July 2020).  More...

Lorna Jane fined almost $40,000 for alleged advertising breaches in relation to COVID-19 and "anti-virus activewear"
The TGA has issued three infringement notices to Brisbane clothing company Lorna Jane Pty Ltd (17 July 2020).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Providing telehealth in general practice during COVID-19 and beyond
Chris Bollen, Rebecca Haddock, Deeble Institute Perspectives Brief: 20 July 2020.
COVID-19 has created opportunities to change the Australian health care system for the better.  More...

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