News & Updates
The settlement gives psychiatrists broad rights to disclose the terms (other than prices) of BCPP and other agreements to their patients, NAPP, RMSANZ, the AMA or other relevant professional bodies and their Medical Defence Organisations or other professional advisers.
Stronger protection for patients and doctors secured in additional conditions on medical buying group arrangements
I am pleased to announce you that a legally binding agreement has been reached with Honeysuckle Health, which reinforces strong protections for doctors and patients for specialist services
The National Association of Practising Psychiatrists (NAPP) calls on Health Minister Mark Butler MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health Emma McBride MP and the Department of Health to urgently resume Medicare Benefits Schedule item number 9184.
NAPP is deeply concerned by the government’s decision not to extend MBS item number 91840, limiting telehealth services will affect the most vulnerable
Our Managing Gender Dysphoria/Incongruence in Young People: A Guide for Health Practitioners has just been updated – check it out.
‘Devastating’ cuts to Medicare telehealth leave rural psychiatric patients in the lurch. NAPP is calling on the federal government to return the 288 item for telehealth consultations, and reintroduce item 319, that provides a telephone option for consultations that last more than 45 minutes.
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...
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.
This article seeks to explain those restrictions and why continuing caution is needed. It is argued that in no circumstances should a medical practitioner initiate gender-affirming treatment for adolescents under 18 without a proper diagnosis and multi-disciplinary assessment of gender dysphoria leading to the justification of the appropriateness of this treatment.
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...