Will working rurally reduce my moratorium more quickly?

Will working rurally reduce my moratorium more quickly?

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Will working rurally reduce my moratorium more quickly?



The answer is YES! 


The Department of Health bought in 10 year Moratorium ‘Scaling’ to reward Doctors for working in a more regional area but cutting down their Moratorium. 


It is currently still based on the RA system- there hasn’t been a conversion to MMM as yet. 


You can still check the ‘RA’ status of the location by using the Locator Map located here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator#hwc-map


You can select the below option to discover the RA code

You must be claiming Medicare benefits, and be billing more than $5000 per month. 


You can check this by calling Medicare or looking on your PRODA account. 


Take a look at the scaling here:

* Table from https://www.health.gov.au/health-workforce/medicare-billing-restrictions/10-year-moratorium-scaling



How Can We Help?

Our team offer General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au.



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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