Deakin University: Help enhance the understanding of AEP practice within the Australian healthcare system
Researchers at Deakin University are seeking AEPs who are currently in a clinical role to participate in a semi-structured interview (approximately 20-30 minutes and completed via Zoom) to answer questions relating to the integration of AEPs within the Australian healthcare system.
Participants will be asked some brief screening questions to determine their eligibility and to ensure a range of AEPs are selected.
Lifetime Support SA - New Fee Schedule for Exercise Physiology
A new fee schedule for exercise physiology has been released by Lifetime Support SA and can be accessed through their website. Lifetime Support SA advise that price setting for this fee schedule was developed through an analysis of the 21 providers in the scheme. This analysis shows that 10 of providers will be able to retain the same or similar fees (+/- $5), four will receive a higher fee, and seven will receive a lower fee. Providers may apply to charge a gap fee.
SIRA is seeking feedback on the draft Australian Clinical Guidelines for Health Professionals Managing People with Whiplash-Associated Disorders (Guidelines).
ESSA members are invited to provide feedback on the draft whiplash guidelines. Whilst ESSA will be submitting a response, practitioners are also encouraged to provide feedback too.
SIRA has developed the Guidelines in partnership with the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research (JWCRR), with input and advice from subject matter experts and representatives from clinical health professions, insurers, other state and territory motor accident regulatory bodies and people with lived experience of whiplash injury. ESSA provided a representative for the development of the guidelines. We would like to acknowledge and thank Dr Peter Edwards, AEP for his contributions. We would also like to thank Dr Chris Papic, AEP as the lead on this project for the JWCRR.
Feedback and submissions on the draft Guidelines should be submitted using the online form, or via email [email protected]
The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 5:00pm AEST.
Smalls wins in Tasmanian Motor Accident Insurance Board (MAIB)
From 1 July the Exercise Physiology Fee Schedule will be indexed by 7.02%, and all services will be funded in accordance with the updated schedule. There is a of couple slight changes to the schedule with; 1. increase in the maximum number of participants in a group exercise/education session from 5 to 6, and 2. inclusion of a case conference code to the fee schedule at the same rate as EP2. Service providers with MAIB have been notified via email and provided a copy of the updated schedule. Questions about the schedule can be directed to Teena on 1800 006 224.
Meeting with Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, MP
ESSA CEO met with Member for Lyons to talk about workforce challenges. He is a supporter of taking a preventative approach and discussions centred around barriers to accessing services delivered by exercise and sports science professionals delivering services. Barriers such as recognition of self-regulating health professions and visibility in the public health system when codes are not available for disciplines.