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ACRRM now fully accredited

THE Australian Medical Council has confirmed ACRRM’s place among the country’s specialist colleges after announcing its full accreditation this morning. After granting the college initial accreditation in 2007, the AMC began a scheduled review of its training pathways last year. The council’s report on today’s accreditation, which extends until 2014, covered the Vocational Preparation Pathway, the Remote Vocational Training Scheme and the Professional Development Program. ACRRM president Dr Jeff Ayton said the accreditation provided unequivocal and long-awaited recognition of the calibre of ACRRM’s education and training programs. ...

Telehealth delays despite GP cash

A LACK of technical and clinical standards for telehealth consultations could delay GP uptake of the technology despite lucrative Government incentives, experts say. The Government last week unveiled a suite of new MBS rebates that will see GPs outside inner-metropolitan areas paid to sit with patients while they consult a specialist via webcam. The new item numbers attract a 35% loading on top of the rebates for standard time-based consultations, as well as a $40 incentive payment and an additional $20 incentive if the consultation is bulk-billed. These incentives will be scaled back over the scheme’s ...