‘Devastating’ cuts to Medicare telehealth leave rural psychiatric patients in the lurch

Government Changes to MBS Specialists Telehealth

The newly announced Australian Government Changes to Medicare Specialist Telehealth provisions, effective from 1 January 2022, will leave many patients unable to access necessary psychiatric assessment and treatment, including psychotherapy. MASSIVE CUTS TO TELEHEALTH...
Victorian information sharing Bill a threat to privacy

Victorian information sharing Bill a threat to privacy

The Victorian Government’s Health Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2021 was rushed through its first parliamentary vote on 14 October 2021, raising many unanswered questions for patients and health care professionals in that state. The purpose of the...
United States Managed Care

United States Managed Care

Hi, I am Dr Philip Morris. I am president of the National Association of Practising Psychiatrists. Australia is facing the imposition of United States style managed health care. This is not good for doctors, and it is definitely not good for patients. US-style managed...
NAPP Statement re Honeysuckle Health Application

NAPP Statement re Honeysuckle Health Application

27.05.2021National Association of Practising Psychiatrists: Submission to the ACCC regarding the Honeysuckle Application Draft Decision The Honeysuckle Health proposal put to the ACCC is a prescription for an enormous US health service company (Cigna) to join with an...