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The ALP’s announcement that it will reverse cuts to bulk billing incentives for diagnostic imaging and pathology is a positive measure which will ensure patients can continue to access essential tests without being confronted with high out-of-pocket...

Australia’s health policies, funding and service models are failing about one quarter of the population. Preventable diseases and chronic conditions – like diabetes, heart disease and stroke – affect a substantial and growing proportion of people living...

Health Budget: long-term vision must prevail over short-term actions The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is pleased that the Commonwealth Government has committed to a stronger focus on strategic, long-term health policy in its...

Government runs a ruler over Medicare The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has welcomed the provision of $34 million over 2 years in the 2015-16 Budget for a comprehensive review of items funded through the Medical Benefits Schedule...

2015 Budget fails to restore $57 billion of funding for public hospitals The 2015 Budget has failed to address the unprecedented cuts to public hospitals funding made by the Commonwealth Government last year. “In the 2014 Budget, the Government rescinded...

Potential opportunities for improved efficiency in public hospitals have been highlighted by a new report from the National Health Performance Authority, but the data should be considered with caution according to the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

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