Medicare for osteopaths (M)

Osteopathy Australia eLearning

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This course is designed as a practical guide for osteopaths to learn about their obligations as treating and referring clinicians under Medicare. You will learn:

  • some basic information about Medicare and the Chronic Disease Management Program.

  • what your obligations are in respect of referrals, treatment, billing and imaging.

Acknowledgements

Allan Donelly

After a long career as a teacher in the NSW Undergraduate Podiatry program, Allan returned to clinical practice in 2007. In 2012 he was audited by Medicare and found to be non-compliant in several areas relating to Allied Health Medicare Referrals. Like many other practitioners, his working knowledge of the system was gained from advice by colleagues which, for the most part, turned out to be incorrect and as a result of the audit, costly.

Frustrated by a lack of educational material from Medicare but supported by the Medicare compliance officer who had conducted the audit, Allan set about using his teaching background to develop a thorough understanding of how to correctly use Allied Health Medicare Referrals and their relationship to GPMPs and TCAs. He then wrote and produced educational resources so that other practitioners could also understand and use the referrals correctly. He now customises his materials and presents them in a workshop to various health professions.

Nick Bradshaw BA(Hons), MBA 

Nick holds a B.A (Hons) in Political Science (Canterbury, NZ) and a Master of Business Administration (UNE). Much of Nick’s career has been spent in the health sector including medical college, state government and standards development. In these roles, he has developed his skills in policy analysis, project management and general management.

Peter Tzanis BA, B.Ed, MAITD

Peter has worked for 15 years at all levels of the education industry as a teacher, department head and consultant. Peter studied secondary education at the University of New South Wales and is experienced in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context. Peter has also worked on several system and training implementation projects with a diverse range of clients including the Department of Defence, University of New England, and Coles. Peter is the primary contact at Osteopathy Australia for CPD and is the project manager and lead instructional designer for the recently launched eLearning and mentoring educational platforms.

Estimated CPD Hours

2 hours

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

GuildSuper
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BioCeuticals
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
HICAPS
Victoria University
Sleepmaker
NT Worksafe
Pain Australia
FlexEze
Member Advantage
SCU
Brooks Shoes
Cliniko
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
MAIC QLD
London College of Animal Osteopathy
OBA
Wentworth Advantage
TAC VIC
Insurance Commission of WA
MAIB
Better Pain Management
AHPA
AHPRA
TAS Workcover
Worksafe ACT
OIA
NSW SIRA
ESSA
VIC Worksafe
Medicare
QLD Worksafe
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
NSW Workcover
VIVOBAREFOOT
OPC Health
MAC SA
RMIT University
DVA
Associations Forum
EMS
SA Worksafe
Health Workforce Australia
Arthritis Australia
Workcover WA
National Rural Health Alliance
Kymdan