Our team aim to keep our network of General Practitioners up to date with changes in the industry.  

This week’s summary includes updates from: 

  • Medicare  
  • ACRRM 
  • AHPRA 
  • RMA 19 
  • AMSA  



Provider Registration Timeframes  

Medicare are currently taking approximately 19 business days to process Medicare Provider Number Applications. Further updates including processing times are published via the Medicare website –  



Non-Vocationally Registered Support Program  

Did you know you can access 100% A1 Medicare Billing via the ACRRM Independent Pathway if you are a Non-VR GP? 

The Independent Pathway is a 3GA approved program which allows access to 100% A1 Medicare rebates while progressing towards Fellowship. See the following link for more information –  



Do you know how to report someone to AHPRA? 

It is important to understand how to raise concerns about other medical professionals in the ‘right’ way.  If you had to, would you know how to report someone to AHPRA? 

AHPRA have an informative webpage that can help decipher how far raising your concerns should go, it can also assist in the process of formally lodging a report to AHPRA. For more information on this, see the following link –  




When do applications for the next RVTS intake open? 

Applications are currently closed; however, you can still register your interest for the next intake – . 


2019 RVTS Workshops – 

The next RVTS Workshop will be held from the 25th of February until the 1st of March, in Sydney NSW at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific. 

A secondary workshop will be held in late September in Brisbane, but dates and location are yet to be confirmed – . 



Clinical examinations are now held at the Australian Medical Council’s Vernon C Marshall National Test Centre (NTC) in Melbourne – 

For further details on this (including the next clinical exam dates), see the AMC website –  


Important NoteEPIC Portal Is Unavailable – 

ECFMG have advised that the EPIC Portal will be unavailable from approximately 4pm on Saturday, 19 January 2019 to 9am on Sunday, 20 January 2019 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) for scheduled corporate maintenance.  

This outage will prevent applicants from completing an AMC portfolio application or to add further medical qualifications.  




2019 Abstracts need to be submitted by the 31st of March 2019 – 

Rural Medicine Australia are currently seeking authors and presenters to submit their abstracts for consideration. To apply see the following link  




2019 Major Event Dates for 2019 & 2020 – 

Dates are yet to be confirmed, but here’s where you can keep an eye out for the 2019 & 2020 Major Events calendar – .  




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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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