MBS Made Easy for General Practitioners – 2022 – Bundaberg

Date and time: Monday, 10 October 2022 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEST
Location: The Burnett Riverside Hotel, 7 Quay Street Bundaberg Central, QLD 4670

MBS Education for GPs, Practice Owners, Practice Managers and Registrars


Never before have GPs been so busy, overworked and overstressed. Finding time to read MBS changes and comply with day-to-day practice has become impossible. With over 500 changes to the MBS in two years this session is essential for all General Practitioners, Practice Managers, Practice Owners and most importantly GP registrars.

We cover basic aspects including categories of the MBS and revisit the General Explanatory Notes, the overriding rules of the MBS.

Learn about all the changes in regard to Mental Health services, including telehealth and video consultations and the minimum requirements for patients prior to accessing these services.

Better understand the new telephone consultation and Video Consultation item numbers and how they can benefit patients in accessing timely, affordable care.

Confirm your compliance in billing chronic disease care item numbers, how to create MBS -compliant care plans that will assist your patients with setting goals, taking action and better understanding their chronic disease.

Better understand skin cancer medicine and correct billing, documenting and follow-up of skin cancer patients.

Understand the minimum requirements for documentation for EACH item number and the suggestions for documenting common and complex presentations.

Finally the all-important COMBINATION billing. Find the missing rebates for your patients – this critical session sees GPs DOUBLING their billings over 6-months of compliance training and work and spending more quality time with their patients, ultimately improving patient outcomes.


Dr April Armstrong is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, DRANZCOG trained, and Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Advanced Skills Training in Academic. She is currently undertaking her Masters in Women’s health at UNSW. April has been providing MBS education since 2017 and has presented at over 300 workshops, seminars and conferences. She continues to work in General Practice as a rural locum helping busy practice owners get well-deserved leave from their business as well as having her own clinic in Perth WA. As a mentor to medical practitioners, practice managers, and nurses who have become MBS tutors she continues to be passionate about the “Business of Medicine” and provides regular updates on MBS changes via social media.

Outside of Medicine, April has three adult daughters, two grandchildren, and a passion for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and scuba diving. She loves to write short stories and blog about business.

Karen Pearn has over 20 years experience in General Practice with the last 13 years in Practice Management of 2 large busy privately owned practices, she understands the complexities of managing a business in health care including but not limited to managing the revenue cycle, overseeing different budgets, and ensuring that the practice has all the necessary resources to continue operating effectively and profitably. Karen has also worked as a receptionist and as a registered nurse has also held a Practice Nurses role. Having worked in different aspects of General Practice has given her the empathy and ability to demonstrate and encourage leadership and team work. She has been involved in 7 accreditation cycles at a management level and has a clear understanding of implementing standard policies and procedures that keep the practice running smoothly, while also responding to any unexpected issues that regularly crop up.

Outside of her medical role Karen is also a yoga and meditation teacher and by practicing what she preaches, has developed sound practices that help with stress relief. She is an avid bushwalker and walks 10kms most days just for fun.



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