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The New MBS workshop

Incorporating the basics of pack and stack with the more complex management of chronic disease item numbers, health assessments and mental health item numbers. This workshop is specifically for GPs, GP Registrars, GP Practice Managers and Practice owners. It is suitable to those who have previously attended MBS workshops.

Developing a strategy for implementing the MBS is as important as reading the MBS and understanding it. Dr April Armstrong and Mr Nico Materac combine their knowledge to offer this comprehensive workshop that is focused on maximising legal and ethical billings in the chronic disease and mental health setting.

The MBS workshops continue to evolve and grow with over 1500 GPs and other specialists having now experienced these exceptional unique workshops - we are doctors educating and helping doctors.

Two course meal of Entree & Main included.



Dr April Armstrong – Founder and Director of Business for Doctors

The legal and ethical billing of combination item numbers (Pack and Stack)

The Medicare Benefits Schedule is the billing bible of medicine, yet rarely read and even more infrequently explained. This is a first of its kind workshop that identifies the areas to maximise Medicare item numbers and clearly explains the co-restrictions of Medicare billings with confirmation from the ASKMBS team in verification emails. Extensive emphasis is given to correct documentation and ethical billing, that is not billing a number simply for the patient to receive a rebate, but providing a valuable and valued service to the patient.

Mr Nico Materac - BFD motovational speaker and Health Coach

Using SMARTER goal setting for Chronic Disease Management

The MBS requires the engagement with patients to set goals in both the GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangments. These are commonly overlooked in the completing of a care plan and can ultimately impact audits and allowable billlings. Nico will break down how to set goals with your patients and highlight the sections of the MBS that indicate goal setting is a requirement.


Dr April Armstrong
The legal and ethical billing of Chronic Disease Plans, Health Assessments and Mental Health Item Numbers

Items 721/723 and 732 are the most audited item numbers - and for good reason. The percentage of plans correctly and ethically completed and correctly billed are minimal and many unsuspecting GPs are required to repay years of incorrect billings. This session breaks down Care plans, Reveiws, Multi-disciplinary plans, Cancer Plans, Mental Health care plans, reveiws and Mental health consults. We cover each number in detail including the restrictions on co-billing, the requirments of patient participation and the time schedule of plans. We finish off with the Medication reveiws and how to utilise them for your patients who require them.


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Dr April Armstrong
is a UWA graduate of Medicine and works in General Practice. She is passionate about the business of medicine and the founder of the Business for Doctors concept and social media group. April was awarded the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2015 in the start-up category for her rural practice, Collins Street Surgery in Kalgoorlie and was also a finalist in the WA Telstra Business Awards 2015 and a nominee in 2018. Her practice was also a finalist for Austrailan Small Business Awards in 2017. She has developed strategies and methods in investing and business management.The Medicare Benefits Schedule is the billing bible of medicine, yet rarely read and even more infrequently explained. April is the first Medical Practitioner to teach the MBS in a method that identifies the areas to maximise Medicare item numbers and clearly explains the co-restrictions of Medicare billings with confirmation from the ASKMBS team in verification emails.

Mr Nico Materac graduated as an Engineer in physics and materials having studied in France (post graduate studies in Canada) and moved to Australia in 2007, attracted to the Australian culture and weather. In 2008 he graduated with Bachalor of teaching and has spent 20 years as a Martial Arts Instructor. He has a a keen interest in property investment. He is married to Catilin (Doctor) and has an 8 month old son, Leo - who are regular attendees at BFD events. Nico has focused his life on Health and Motovational coaching and joined the BFD team since our Fiji conference in 2018.


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