This Framework document provides a detailed overview of the AHPA vision for increased access to allied health services under Medicare. The document has been developed to support the work of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Allied Health Reference Group. The document outlines our recommendations for improving the equity and universality of access to care for consumers as well as ensuring that health dollars are being spent effectively and efficiently. A broad range of evidence sources have been collated in support of our recommendations.
This document is part of a series of submissions AHPA has developed in close consultation with its members as part of ongoing work to support reforms to Medicare and improved access to allied health care for Australian health consumers. Additional information about individual recommendations can be found in the position statements we have developed.