Medicare Schedule Review

Medicare Schedule Review

The strategy of finding health funding savings by “disinvesting” in existing medical care is a UK idea that has been well-described by Prof Adam Elshaug et al in his 2007 paper, “Challenges in Australian policy processes for disinvestment from existing, ineffective...
Medicare Schedule Review

Medicare Locals or Managed Care Locals?

ADF Medicare Locals or Managed Care Locals – 5 October 2011 “Doctors and the Australian public need to be warned that Medicare Locals set the stage for a demedicalised form of US managed care.” Dr Stan Doumani, spokesman for the Australian Doctors’...
Medicare Schedule Review

Medicare Locals / Fund Holding = Rationing

ADF – 24 March 2011 “Confirmation by Prime Minister Gillard that Medicare Locals will become fund holding organisations should be a warning to doctors to avoid involvement”, Dr Stan Doumani, general practitioner and spokesman for the Australian...