Section 19AA of the Health Insurance Act 1973
Section 19AA of the Act was introduced to recognise and support general practice as a vocational specialty, and to provide a framework for achieving long term improvements in the quality of doctors working in Australia. All medical practitioners restricted by section 19AA are unable to access Medicare benefits unless they apply to participate on anapproved training or workforce program under section 3GA of the Act.Click on the link below to see 19AA Flowchart. You can put yourself in the Flowchart and see if you are restricted by 19AA of the Health Insurance Act.
Warning: Please note that there are many recent changes to Medicare provider number legislations including introducing new 3GA programs and cessation of few 3GA programs. Please consider the information on this page for general purpose only. For any up to date information about 19AB, DWS, 19AA, 3GA, RLRP,MDRAP, PEP, AMDS etc, please refer to Medicare and Department of Health website as they are the best sources to get up to date information.
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