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MBS review and your Medicare billing questions answered (Recorded Webcast)


Activity Outline

Presentation 1: MBS review and your Medicare billing questions answered - Luke Arundel

In this presentation, Luke will walk participants through the upcoming changes from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) review to optometry Medicare items. Luke will also answer many of the frequently asked Medicare questions received by our Optometry Advisor Help Desk.

Presentation 2: The role of KeepSight in your practice – Supporting people with diabetes - Linda Karlsson

KeepSight is Diabetes Australia’s national diabetes eye check reminder program, delivered in partnership with the Australian eye sector. Patients registered with KeepSight will receive a reminder, in addition to the regular optometry practice recall, when their diabetes eye check is due. Regular diabetes eye checks can prevent diabetes-related blindness by detecting problems early when they are treatable. In this presentation, Linda provides more information about KeepSight, how to register a patient on KeepSight, how to talk to patients about KeepSight and seek their consent to register them, as well as examples of the reminders and how they work.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand changes to the optometry MBS delivered by the MBS review
  • Expand their understanding of complicated MBS billing scenarios
  • Understand the importance of KeepSight as a national diabetes eye screening program and its role in preventing diabetes-related blindness by detecting problems early when they are treatable
  • Register a patient on KeepSight, including the steps involved in the registration process and the information required to complete the registration
  • Understanding how to talk to patients about KeepSight and seek their consent to participate in the program, including how to explain the benefits of KeepSight and address any concerns they may have
  • Understand the role of KeepSight reminders in the program and how they work to encourage patients to attend their diabetes eye screening appointments

Max CPD hours awarded: 1.5

Session Information

Name
MBS review and your Medicare billing questions answered & The role of KeepSight in your practice – Supporting people with diabetes
Clinical?
No
Interactive?
No
Therapeutic?
No
Duration of CPD Session/Module
1.5
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component
1.5

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.