Medicare Rebates: As you are probably aware, the government in handing down its 2013 budget, delayed making changes to the medicare rebates until July 2014, a delay of 8 months. Normally these changes would occur on 1st November of each year. This delay also impacts on worker cover rebates, TAC and DVA.
Health Insurance Schedule Fees: Changes have gone through for a number of Health Insurance companies on 1st November as per usual, so practices will need to update their Medical Software in order to reflect the new schedule fees, and to ensure that surgery and out of pocket quoting is based on the correct figures.
Peter Chaplin is the RWS Business Development and Financial Manager