New online resources for Indigenous health education

Learn how to better manage and improve the health outcomes of your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

We have 5 new online guides, to help you provide services to your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. These resources complement our eLearning program Indigenous Health Services.

Our new online guides include:

  • Telehealth - supporting Indigenous health - an outline of our eligibility requirements for telehealth services that support Indigenous health
  • Chronic Disease Management services to support Indigenous health - a broad overview of Chronic Disease Management (CDM) services available in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) that support managing patients with a chronic or terminal condition
  • Closing the Gap–PBS Co-payment Measure - information about prescribing, dispensing and claiming pharmaceutical items under the CTG-PBS Co-payment Measure
  • Mental health services – supporting Indigenous health - an overview of services for managing and treating patients with mental health care needs
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments and follow up services - information health assessments and follow up services for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

Our eLearning program includes:

  • Accessing Medicare services - basic eligibility requirements for you and your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients for participation in the Medicare program
  • Incentives - an overview of incentive programs to support the delivery of Medicare services to improve health care for Indigenous 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 MBS for managing Indigenous patients with a chronic or terminal condition under CDM services
  • Case study - illustrates how you can provide primary and preventative health care to support and manage chronic conditions for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients

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Page last updated: 22 March 2016

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