DENTISTS are calling on the federal government to extend the November 30 deadline for treatment under the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS) after warnings a last-minute rush to sign patients up might lead people to use it “inappropriately”.
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MEDICARE spending on chronic care items is primarily being used by patients from lower income households, according to research published in the MJA today.
HEALTH Minister Tanya Plibersek has rejected claims dental patients must wait a year between the end of one dental scheme and the start of another as the AMA said the new system would ultimately ease pressures on GPs.
Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has warned people joining a last minute rush for the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS) may be left with big bills if their treatment is not finished by the program’s last day.
Doctors have praised the federal government’s $4 billion dental plan but the federal opposition has warned many chronic disease patients may be left without support.
THE AMA has thrown its support behind Human Services Minister Kim Carr after he unexpectedly ordered the re-auditing of hundreds of dentists who have claimed Medicare money under the controversial Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS).
DOCTORS have thrown their weight behind a Greens-Coalition push to absolve dentists of $21.5 million in MBS debts after an audit found many had made paperwork errors when lodging claims.
THE government has been urged to forgive the debts of many dentists caught out in auditing of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme (CDDS), or face being forced to via a private member's bill.
JUST days after the Greens relaunched their much-vaunted $5 billion a year universal dental scheme, Health Minister Nicola Roxon has effectively shot it down.