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.

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