Medicare

‘Disinvesting in low-value healthcare services is essential if we are to maximise the effectiveness of our health dollars and keep the system affordable’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA...

‘Tonight’s Budget is a winner for doctors and pharmacy interests as the Medicare rebate freeze is lifted and a new collaborative approach is embedded in a series of compacts with industry groups, but time will tell whether this will contribute to...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is disappointed at the slow pace of progress in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review. The AHHA supports the vision of reforming the MBS over the short and long-term to provide affordable...

I start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we are gathered. Thank you to the Australian Health and Hospitals Association for your invitation to speak here tonight at your 70th anniversary dinner. Alison Verhoeven who for...

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...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has welcomed Health Minister Ley's announcement of a comprehensive review of items funded through the Medical Benefits Schedule, and a review of care and funding models. "A detailed review of the...

The Federal Government’s continuing narrow consultation on Medicare reforms shows that it is not learning its lessons on the unintended and negative consequences of policy driven by politics, not evidence, according to the Australian Healthcare and...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) considers a number of important issues need to be considered with the proposed commercial provision of Medical and Pharmaceutical Benefits Claims and Payment Services currently being provided by...

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