19 October 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm
GPs, Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, RACF Managers
3 RACGP CPD Activity Points and 1.5 ACRRM hours
- Wendy O’Meara, Education Consultant - Larter Consulting
- Kate Hurrell, CEO - Three Tree Lodge RACF, Lithgow
To help manage the impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of residents living in residential aged care facilities (RACF), temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been made available to improve access to allied health and mental health services.
Join us for an update on these new MBS items and how they can be used to support RACF residents. It will include the crucial role of general practice in facilitating access to allied health services for residents with dementia and other complex medical needs.
This webinar is highly recommended for GPs and Allied Health Professionals who provide clinical care for residents in aged care facilities.
This is a great opportunity for health professionals to consider expanding their services into aged care and for RACF Managers to strengthen their knowledge of this new initiative, to provide better outcomes for their residents.
- Recall key elements of the new Allied Health Services in RACFs – COVID Allied Health Package.
- Describe the new temporary GP and Allied Health MBS items for multidisciplinary care planning and health assessments, and locate the fact sheet for more information.
- Outline how to refer a resident to extended allied health treatment through the new MBS Initiative.
- Discuss the important contributions of general practice in facilitating access to allied health services for residents with dementia and other complex medical needs.
- Discuss with colleagues how to deliver these collaborative services efficiently, to minimise the chance of disruption of usual clinical practice.
19 October 2021