Distribution Priority Area (DPA) and Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act can be difficult to understand. Below are the list of commonly asked questions on our website and social media channels. 1. What is Section 19AB? 2. Where can I work if I am an OTD/FGAMS subject to Section 19AB? 3. Can I work
The Visas for GPs program will cease on 16 September 2023, removing the requirement for employers of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to apply for a Health Workforce Certificate (HWC). From 16 September, IMG’s looking to work in primary care within Australia will no longer be required to submit a HWC as a part of their
Recruiting a General Practitioner for your practice can be a challenging task, but with the right approach, you can attract top talent. In this article, we’ll walk you through eight strategies to help you craft a winning GP job ad that will attract the right candidates. From understanding the job market and highlighting the unique selling points of your practice, to tailoring your ad to the right audience and measuring success, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive in and take a look at how you can prepare an advertisement for GP jobs at your practice to achieve the best success in recruiting a General Practitioner.
Recruiting doctors in Australia is challenging due to a number of factors. These include the increasing demand for healthcare services, the aging population, the shortage of doctors in rural and remote areas, an increasingly competitive job market, the need for doctors to have specialist skills, the cost of medical education, and the lack of incentives
Is your practice non-DPA? A new review process for Distribution Priority Area (DPA) will be introduced by Department of Health. You can request review of your non DPA status if you meet certain exceptional circumstances. This will help regional and rural areas respond to unforeseen workforce and population changes which may be impacting access to
Are you international medical graduate? You might know about current District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) mapping system to get 19AB replacement exemption. Department of Health is changing the methodology and name of this system from 1st July 2019. New name will be called Distribution Priority Areas (DPA). Doctor Connect map will also be updated from 1st
As announced during 2018-19 budget, the Government is thinking to provide incentives for non VR doctors to qualify as vocationally recognised (VR) or specialist GPs and to practice outside major cities. Warning: Please note that there are many recent changes to Medicare provider number legislations including introducing new 3GA programs and cessation of few 3GA
The Australian Government has reformed the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for non vocationally registered doctors. The new fee structure will affect all non-vocationally recognised (VR) GPs who are not participating in any of the approved training programs leading to fellowship. e.g. Australian General Practice Training (AGPT), Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) or ACRRM Independent Pathway.
Medical practices and overseas trained doctors come across various abbreviations in day to day practices. For example, an OTD might hear from a practice that we are are located in so and so SA2 and therefore we can not recruit overseas trained doctor etc.. It can be really confusing to understand and interpret some of
There is nothing like 19AA spousal exemption. However, there is 19AB spousal exemption for the overseas trained doctors who are subject to 19AB. Exemptions under the spousal provisions as set out within the Guidelines for Section 19AB of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (HIA). Background to the spousal provisions The Guidelines for section 19AB of