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5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions

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Title

5.1 Department of Health Answers to Written Questions

Other title

Tabled paper 357

Collection

Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2013-06-20

Description

Tabled by Robyn Lambley

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00213

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/269278

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/436111

Page content

11 UJ H II II LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY Fee Free0 to 2 hours $4.002 to 3 hours $6.003 to 4 hours $8.004 to 5 hours $10.005 to 6 hours $12.007+ hours Additional Medicare $3.5 million Work has progressed through 2012/13 to expand the capacity of Royal Darwin hospital outpatient clinics to collect Medicare income for primary referred type patients. It is expected that this will further be expanded to Pathology testing in 2013/14. Pharmacy PBS $1.5 million The new pharmacy stock management system was finalised in 2012/13 which now has the capacity for RDH to claim PBS income. It is expected to go live in December 2013. GP Pathology $2 million Royal Darwin Hospital Pathology service will be collecting and testing GP pathology tests to be introduced in 2013/14. CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL NETWORK Central Australian Hospital Network has undertaken a Revenue review which has identified opportunities to return a $4.2 million in own-source revenue during the next financial year and sustainable into the outer years. Recruitment of a Revenue Enhance Project Coordinator is in progress at a cost of $90 000 which will be underwritten by new revenue. Medicare income is anticipated to increase by $1.5 million Work is underway to expand the capacity of CAHN outpatient clinics to collect Medicare income for primary referred type patients. Tennant Creek Hospital is enhancing its capacity through employment of Senior Rural Generalists who are eligible to bulk bill patients presenting to the hospital pursuant to Medicare exemptions for rural hospitals and improving the administrative procedures and supports to enable processing of fees and charges. Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Department is also building its capacity to claim Medicare Benefits for patient diagnostics arising from eligible outpatient services. Inpatient - anticipated to increase by $0.75 million Revision of admission interview protocols to ensure that eligible patients have appropriate charges raised for claims against external compensable authorities. Develop information package and educate eligible patients on the advantage of using private health insurance; particularly for elective procedural work.


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