Doctors – there’s a new assessment framework for the SAPP

1 March 2018

On 1 February 2018 the Department of Health revised the application assessment for the Special Approved Placements Program (SAPP).

If you work under the SAPP, or your practice employs someone under the SAPP, you need to be aware of the changes.

Doctors can still ask for access to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) because of exceptional circumstances, however, the new framework makes changes to how SAPP requests are assessed. There is now a formal application process.

Next steps

  • See the new SAPP framework on Health’s website.
  • Find out more by emailing the Access Programs Section of Health using

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