Diabetes care

Nurse practitioners should be given MBS items for HbA1c tests: report

Nurse practitioners should be given access to Medicare items for HbA1c tests for diagnosis and monitoring of patients with diabetes, according to recommendations by the MBS Review Taskforce A report from the Taskforce’s Nurse Practitioner Reference Group recommends that HbA1C test items currently restricted to requesting by GPs be widened to enable patients with diabetes to ...

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