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Federal Budget: Bupa welcomes aged care and primary health support
Government ignores private hospital system in budget
Budget a missed opportunity to tackle health system issues
Interventional radiologists support government funding for women’s health but urge greater access to minimally invasive treatments
Perioperative nurse awarded prestigious scholarship to further leadership ambitions
Health system needs urgent investment now to tackle immediate concerns
ATO flags 3 key focus areas for this tax time | Australian Taxation Office
Clearing the elective surgery backlog will take more than one budget. It’ll need major reform
Your AMA at work: defending the profession against trial by media
Industry applauds $18.8m funding for National One Stop Shop for clinical trials
Patient cost-cutting brings technology and healthcare payments into greater focus
Prescribed List status-quo a victory for consumers and common sense
Decision on surgical general use items is a win for patients
Prescribed list wind back risks higher health insurance premiums
Victory for hospital patients as funding is maintained for surgical items
Private midwifery practices will boost the workforce and provide better care
Ensuring lower surgery costs and continued access to healthcare through general use items
Private Health – Here’s Where Your Dollars Go
Elon Musk says ‘disc replacement’ worked for him. But evidence this surgery helps chronic pain is lacking
ABC Four Corners episode shows an unbalanced view of spinal surgical care
Private COVID jabs lead to concerns about creeping privatisation in the NHS
Patients cop the brunt of private health’s soaring ‘management expenses’
Government must require insurers to offer hospital-in-the-home care
Four Corners Story On Spinal Surgery And Billing
5 Tips To Help Psychologists Navigate Medicare System
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists responds to ABC Four Corners program
Fraud, waste and abuse rife in Australia’s ‘back pain industry’
Sponsors Given Opportunity To Review Proposed Benefits
APRA releases minor updates to the prudential framework for ADIs and insurers
$4m Study To Transform Falls Prevention
Government launches new Medical Costs Finder awareness campaign
Health Minister commends AMA’s influence at colleges and societies meeting
Experience Matters: Great Unretirement
Community to benefit from major transformation of Joondalup Private Hospital
New service agreement delivers for Joondalup Health Campus
National Women’s Health Summit should focus on more than just big-ticket medical
APRA releases private health insurance risk equalisation statistics for 2022/23
Evidence-based reform leads the way but more is needed to advance women’s careers
Reform For Private Health Insurance Necessary
Labor’s Hidden Price Hike Revealed
Independent referee needed for private health insurance sector 
Health funds keep premium rise under inflation but rising costs remain a challenge
Private health insurance premiums rise less than wages, pensions and inflation
More LGH beds and elective surgery to give Tasmanians a Better Future 04 March 2024
RACGP offers research grants for practice financial sustainability and GP wellbeing
Hospital Opens In Springwood
Westpac’s proposed acquisition of HealthPoint not opposed
Health funds pay record amount for healthcare in 2023 as member claims exceed pre COVID levels