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Latest news and updates from the Australian Doctors' Federation

The High Cost of Public Reporting

In an age where big data is king and doctors are urged to treat populations, the journey of one man still has much to tell us. This is a tale of a man named Joe and his story led to increase the chances of success for patients.

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Fake News and $100 Billion in Healthcare Cuts

Fake News and $100 Billion in Healthcare Cuts. In a recent submission entitled Private Health Insurance Consultations 2015-16, the private health insurance lobby group Private Healthcare Australia (PHA) has outlined its agenda to reduce the cost of healthcare by $100 billion over ten years[

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$100 billion in Cuts to Healthcare Need to be Explained

$100 billion in Cuts to Healthcare Need to be Explained – Claims by Private Healthcare Australia, that “there is an opportunity to reduce Australia’s healthcare costs by $100 billion over a ten-year period, while at the same time improving healthcare outcomes” [1] need to be spelled out in detail.” said Mr Milgate

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Revalidation – Doctors call for cost benefit analysis

Revalidation – Doctors call for cost benefit analysis. Dr Aniello Iannuzzi, spokesman for the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF) said in Sydney today that “Revalidation should not be imposed on Australia’s 100,000 doctors without an independent cost benefit analysis”.

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Still No Compelling Case for Revalidation

Dr Aniello Iannuzzi, spokesman for the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF) said in Coonabarabran today that there is no Compelling Case for Revalidation. The Medical Board of Australia needs to provide convincing evidence that revalidation will led to a significant and measurable improvement in the outcomes for patients.

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The Bulk Billing Paradox!

The Bulk Billing Paradox the bulk billing rate appears to rise despite the freeze. The Persistent high rates of bulk billing is a weapon that politicians from all sides have used to justify the Medicare rebate “freeze”.

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