Health

Medicare cheques a thing of the past

FROM 1 July this year all Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) refund payments will be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) directly to customer bank accounts. Receiving a refund payment by cheque or credit EFTPOS will no longer be an option.

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Relief for those with chronic diseases?

AROUND 75 per cent of Australians over the age of 65 are living with a chronic health condition, the most common being arthritis, followed by heart disease.

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Elder abuse on the national agenda

LAST month Attorney General George Brandis announced a national inquiry into the abuse of older people, following the NSW Upper House Inquiry, which CPSA has been actively involved in.

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Medicare under fire

MEDICARE is shaping up as a battle ground for the major parties to fight out the looming Federal election.

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NSW Parliament looks at elder abuse

ON 22 February 2016 CPSA gave evidence at the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Elder Abuse in New South Wales.

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