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 […]

At-risk cancer patients to be hit hard by cuts to

Telehealth phone call rebates due on January 01, 2022

Media Release. Embargoed until: Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Australian Cancer patients be amongst those to bear the brunt of the axing of vital Medicare rebates for phone calls with their specialists. Those most negatively impacted will be elderly patients, regional and rural patients, those without stable internet, unable to manage video calls, and whom should not be venturing into hospitals and medical centres at a time of surging COVID-19.

The nation’s peak body of cancer specialists has expressed grave concerns about the potentially devasting consequences for some of Australia’s most vulnerable […]

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 […]