NACCHO Aboriginal Health : #Medicare services for Indigenous health – what you need to know

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Medicare services for Indigenous health – what you need to know

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The Federal Department of Human Services has an online eLearning program and education guides to help you when providing health services to your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Our eLearning program, Indigenous Health Services, is a comprehensive overview of Medicare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, including the health items available and subsequent requirements.

Find out more about Indigenous health education resources today

eLearning

The eLearning program includes:

Accessing Medicare services

An introduction to basic eligibility requirements for you and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients for participation in the Medicare program.

Incentives

An overview of the incentive programs to support the delivery of Medicare services to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Supporting primary care

A summary of health care services available to you to support primary care within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Chronic conditions

An outline of services in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic or terminal condition under Chronic Disease Management (CDM) services.

Case studies

Examples of how you can provide primary and preventative health care to support and manage chronic conditions for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Education Guides

The education guides complement the eLearning modules with more information on the following topics:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments and follow‑up services
  • Chronic Disease Management services to support Indigenous health
  • Closing the Gap – Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (CTG-PBS) Co-payment Measure
  • Mental health services – supporting Indigenous health
  • Telehealth – supporting Indigenous health

Find out more about Indigenous health education resources today.

 

 

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