MBS rebates for telehealth

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The tangible benefits of telehealth for the health professional and the patient have been well publicised and reported in recent months. The RACP Physicians Telehealth Support Project team has prepared advice on claiming the additional MBS telehealth items and incentives to support members who are ready to integrate telehealth into their clinical practice.

Online CPD module for telehealth coming soon

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The Physicians Telehealth Support Project in partnership with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine is launching an online telehealth continuing education module for physicians in early 2013.

RACP launches guidelines and practical tips for telehealth

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Following a robust consultation process, the College has launched the Physicians Telehealth Support Project’s guidelines and practical tips for telehealth to support physicians to conduct telehealth consultations.


Change to telehealth geographical eligibility

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From 1 January 2013 the geographic eligibility criteria for telehealth Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) items will be amended.

Rural towns in North Queensland reap the benefits of a ‘teleoncology’ model of care

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Member of the RACP Telehealth Working Group, Associate Professor Sabe Sabesan, discusses the requirements and process for building and implementing a successful telehealth model of care for cancer patients.




Telehealth – benefiting country and indigenous patients

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Telehealth can be of enormous benefit to  rural, remote and Indigenous patients, and to the doctors providing medical care. An oncologist and an endocrinologist, both RACP Fellows, describe why telemedicine is a great initiative and how it has helped them provide better care to these patients.


Update on the Physicians Telehealth Support Project

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The winter edition of Mediscussion announced the College’s Physicians Telehealth Support Project, a new initiative aimed at increasing the use of telehealth among Australian physicians. The spring edition of Mediscussion presents an opportunity to update Fellows on the project.

Telerheumatology: an idea whose time has come

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This article summarises the current evidence base, outlines telehealth’s strengths and weaknesses in managing rheumatic disease, and discusses the technological, medico-legal and financial aspects of this model of care.


Improving healthcare outcomes through innovative technologies

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The RACP is pleased to annouce the commencement of a new support project funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to promote telehealth in medical specialist care.

Exciting developments in telehealth

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An exciting development in patient care over the past few years has been the increasing availability of telehealth. More health professionals, including physicians are finding that telehealth is a relatively simple and low-cost way of improving patient care and reaching a greater number of patients. But what is telehealth?