Essential ProMBS is a 2.5 hour webinar focusing on compliant, sustainable and safe billing practices. It’s a learning package with reinforcing activities and follow-up cases, that covers the back to basics of the Medicare benefit schedule.
Relevance to General Practice
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a key driver of the way health services are delivered into the community. This make up a large portion of Australian General Practitioners’ income, hence the importance to ensure that MBS billings are accurate and reflect the services that have been provided by the General Practitioner.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce was established in June 2015 by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, following feedback from clinicians and the broader community that certain items on the MBS did not reflect clinical best practice and that the Schedule included anomalies that in some cases were creating distortions in services provided.One of the four major issues that were identified as important to consider as part of the Review was the general concerns about the complexity and lack of transparency associated with MBS arrangements.
Essential ProMBS is a shortened version of the ProMBS Workshops and Online series.
- Apply accurate billing strategies for the purposes of Medicare
- Develop sustainable Medicare billing practices that are compliant from a doctor and practice perspective.
- Demonstrate knowledge of doctor’ obligation under the health insurance act and Medicare benefit schedule.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health