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  • 22 Apr 2021 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    Tongue In Cheek April 2021Edition 

    New Beginnings

    2021 ADOHTA Newsletter April.pdf


  • 19 Apr 2021 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    HEALTH TAX SPECIALISTS are offering all ADOHTA Members 10% discount on all accounting and tax services

    HealthTax Specialists Webinar Promotion.pdf

  • 4 Dec 2020 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    Australian Dental Association

    27 November 2020

    201127 Potential Shortage of Gloves Addressed by ADA.pdf

  • 4 Dec 2020 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    AHHA Media Release

    3 December 2020

    201203 Lessons from 2020.pdf

  • 22 Sep 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    Auditing to check health practitioner compliance with advertising requirements will be conducted by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).  Read more here

  • 17 Jul 2020 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    ADOHTA has been asked by the ADA to participate in the ADA Dental Services and Glossary (the Schedule) review. This review, which will be undertaken in two stages and completed by April 2022, marks the first time the ADA has asked for ADOHTA’s feedback regarding the Schedule. 

    MEMBERS – please forward any general and specific feedback you may have on item numbers and their descriptors and the explanatory notes contained within the current Schedule to membership@adohta.net.au by Friday 24th July.

    https://www.ada.org.au/Dental-Professionals/Publications/Schedule-and-Glossary/The-Australian-Schedule-of-Dental-Services-and-(1)/Australian_Schedule_and_Dental_Glossary_2015_FA2_W.aspx


  • 3 Jul 2020 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Please be advised that a new support service for dental practitioners is coming in July. Dental Practitioner Support is a free and confidential service and will operate 24/7 so that an experienced team of counsellors is just a phone call away. The first 24/7 support service for all dental practitioners, it will also offer support to dental students, educators, employers and concerned family members. The Dental Board of Australia is funding the service which will provide immediate support, advice and referral on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues. The service will function independently of the Board, so dental practitioners can have complete confidence in reaching out for confidential support.

    You can read more about Dental Practitioner Support on the Board’s website

  • 18 Jun 2020 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    ADOHTA has had recent communication with Private Healthcare Australia in effort to progress Medicare and PHI provider numbers for our members.

    The below information explains that despite the DBA SOP changes on 1st July 2020,  DTs, DHs and OHTs will NOT be allocated provider numbers and will need to continue to bill for services under a dentist’s provider number.

    Please take the time to read these statements issued by the PHA.

    Billing requirements with private health insurers

    Given the changes to the scope of practice changes announced by Dental Board effective from 1 July 2020, Private Healthcare Australia advises that most funds will not be able to provide rebates for independent dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists due to technical requirements around provider numbers. It is recommended that a formal relationship (or other appropriate structure) be established with a dentist (if one currently does not exists), so as to facilitate the continuation of your services being billed under a dentists provider number for the purposes of claiming a rebate from a private health fund. Please ensure that this relationship exists to ensure no disruption occurs to manner in which your patients (health fund customers) obtain a reimbursement from their individual insurer.

    Should any of the three professional categories “dental hygienist, dental therapists and oral health therapists”, issue an account under their own details to a patient with private health insurance, most private health funds are unlikely to be able to pay a rebate at this point in time. As noted above the historical structure of billing under a dentists provider number is still available.

    Ongoing discussions around future requirements

    While the curtailed consultation on this change has likely impacted some operational requirements, Private Healthcare Australia will continue to work with all professional associations and the Dental Board on investigating any future arrangements where rebates may be payable for independent practice under a more formal structure.

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