Health providers’ access to Medicare numbers – consultation closed

13 September 2017

Read the submissions to the Australian Government’s independent review into health providers’ access to Medicare numbers.

On 18 August, an independent review panel released a consultation paper on improvements to the security of Medicare numbers. The Australian Government wants to make sure there’s the right balance between security of personal information and access to Medicare services for Australians.

Professor Peter Shergold AC, is leading the review along with President of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael Gannon, and President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Bastian Seidel.

The review panel invited submissions from interested parties on the issues raised in the consultation paper and public consultation closed on 8 September 2017.

Submissions are now available on the review page.

The review’s final report is scheduled to be handed to Government by 30 September 2017.

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