At risk cancer patients to continue to access Telehealth rebates

Cancer physicians applaud Government’s reversal of Telehealth cuts

Media Release Sunday January 16, 2021

Canberra: Australian cancer patients will still be able to access vital Medicare rebates for phone calls with their specialists – at least for the next six months – after the Australian Government reversed an unexpected decision to axe the Telehealth item.

The nation’s peak body of cancer specialists had been strongly advocating for their patients to continue to access subsidised phone call consultations, especially at a time when the surge in COVID-19 posed a great risk to those Australians with compromised immunity.

The Telehealth reforms were […]

PCPA secures a reversal of MBS Telehealth cuts to phone consults

Date: 16th January 2021

Dear Members,

We are very pleased to inform you that after a very short but intense campaign of media and advocacy over Christmas, the PCPA was able to secure a reversal of the sudden cuts to Telehealth phone consults (item number 91835).

The item will be re-instated on Tuesday January 18 and backdated to January 01, 2022. There was a further addition of MBS rebates for specialist phone consults with in-patients. We will share the full list of MBS changes when it is available.

We will continue to advocate for the re-instatement of the 50% MBS […]

New Website and Member Payment Process

Dear Members,

We are excited to advise that PCPA have redeveloped a new website for our members with a new secure member area and payment process. Our 2021-2022 membership year commenced on 1 July 2021 and we look forward to receiving your renewals shortly. Please note: we have replaced PayPal with Stripe as our new payment process.

Significant improvements have been made to the website to provide greater functionality for you, our members, and for anyone who visits the site.

Step to Request New Password

As a PCPA member, you will also have access to a secure member only area […]