Dating last referrers

The 25 referrers at the top of the list of 75 referrers may rise and fall within the list, but they rarely drop off of the list altogether, so the totals for those referrers typically are more reliable.The following list shows how values in the Top Referrers report in the Cloud Front console correspond with values in Cloud Front access logs.References to the relevant legal provisions are also provided.1.

Data for the Top Referrers report is drawn from the same source as Cloud Front access logs.

Accounts for referred services must contain the date on which the service was given and the date on which the patient was referred - Relevant Provision7.

Provision is made for situations when referrals are lost, stolen or destroyed - Relevant Provision 8.

Knowingly making a false or misleading statement carries a much higher penalty than accidentally making a false or misleading statement - (1) If an item specifies a service that is to be rendered by a practitioner to a patient who has been referred to the practitioner, the regulations may require that, for the purposes of the item, the patient is to be referred in a manner prescribed by the regulations.(1) For section 132A of the Act, this regulation and regulations 30 and 31 set out the manner in which a patient is to be referred by a referring practitioner to another practitioner for the purposes of:(a) an item in the general medical services table; or(b) an item in a determination made under subsection 3C (1) of the Act; specifying a service to be rendered by a specialist or consultant physician, in the practice of his or her speciality, to a patient referred to the specialist or consultant physician.(2) The referring practitioner must consider the need for the referral.(3) The referral must give the specialist, or consultant physician, any information about the patient’s condition that the referring practitioner considers necessary.(4) Unless subregulation 30 (1) or (2) applies, a referral must be:(a) given in writing; and(b) signed by the referring practitioner; and(c) the Dictionary.

(2) A single course of treatment for a patient:(a) includes: (i) the initial attendance on the patient by a specialist or consultant physician; and (ii) the continuing management or treatment up to and including the stage when the patient is referred back to the care of the referring practitioner; and(iii) any subsequent review of the patient’s condition by the specialist or consultant physician that may be necessary, whether the review is initiated by the referring practitioner or by the specialist or consultant physician; but(b) does not include:(i) referral of the patient to the specialist or consultant physician; or(ii) an attendance (the if:(A) the referring practitioner considers the later attendance necessary for the patient’s condition to be reviewed; and(B) the patient was most recently attended by the specialist or consultant physician more than 9 months before the later attendance.(1) Unless the period of validity for a referral is otherwise provided for in this regulation, the referral may state a period for which it remains valid and it will remain valid:(a) if the referral provides for it to be valid for a fixed period — for the period so provided after the first service given in accordance with the referral; or(b) if the referral provides for it to be valid indefinitely — for an indefinite period; or(c) if the referral does not provide for its validity — for 12 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral.(1A) A referral given by a specialist, or consultant physician, is valid:(a) if the referred patient is a patient in a hospital:(i) until the patient ceases to be a patient in a hospital; or(ii) until 3 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral; whichever is the later; or(b) in any other case—until 3 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral.(1B) A referral given by a participating midwife is valid:(a) until 12 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral; and(b) for 1 pregnancy only.(1C) A referral given by a participating nurse practitioner is valid until 12 months after the first service given in accordance with the referral.(2) A referral given under subregulation 30 (1) is valid until the patient ceases to be a patient in the hospital who is not a public patient.(3) A referral given under subregulation 30 (2) or subregulation 30 (4) is valid for only 1 attendance on the patient.(4) A written referral that is lost, stolen or destroyed is valid for only 1 attendance on the patient.(6) A medicare benefit is not payable in respect of a professional service unless the person by or on behalf of whom the professional service was rendered, or an employee of that person, has recorded on the account, or on the receipt, for fees in respect of the service or, if an assignment has been made, or an agreement has been entered into, in accordance with section 20A, in relation to the medicare benefit in respect of the service, on the form of the assignment or agreement, as the case may be, such particulars as are prescribed in relation to professional services generally or in relation to a class of professional services in which that professional service is included.(1) For the purposes of subsection 19 (6) of the Act, the following particulars are prescribed in relation to professional services generally:(a) the name of the patient to whom the service was given;(b) the date on which the service was given;(c) the amount charged in respect of the service;(d) the total amount paid in respect of the service;(e) any amount outstanding in respect of the service.(4) For the purposes of subsection 19 (6) of the Act, the following particulars are prescribed in relation to professional services rendered by a consultant physician, or a specialist, in the practice of his or her specialty to a patient who was referred to that consultant physician or specialist in the manner prescribed in regulation 29 by a referring practitioner:(a) the name of the referring practitioner;(b) the address of the place of practice, or the provider number in respect of the place of practice, of the referring practitioner;(c) the date on which the patient was referred by the referring practitioner to the consultant physician or specialist;(d) the period of validity of the referral applicable under regulation 31.(6) For the purposes of subsection 19 (6) of the Act, the following particulars are prescribed in relation to professional services rendered by a consultant physician, or a specialist, in the practice of his or her specialty to a patient who has declared to the consultant physician or specialist that a referral referring the patient to that consultant physician or specialist has been completed by a referring practitioner, the name of the referring practitioner, and that the referral has not been delivered to the consultant physician or specialist due to the referral having been lost, stolen or destroyed:(a) the name of the referring practitioner;(b) the words ‘lost referral’;(c) the address of the place of practice, or the provider number in respect of the place of practice, of the referring practitioner (if either of these are known to the consultant physician or specialist).(1) A person must not:(a) aid, abet, counsel or procure a contravention of a civil penalty provision; or(b) induce (by threats, promises or otherwise) a contravention of a civil penalty provision; or(c) conspire to contravene a civil penalty provision.(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) in relation to a civil penalty provision is taken to have contravened the civil penalty provision.(1) A person shall not make, or authorise the making of, a statement (whether oral or in writing) that is:(a) false or misleading in a material particular; and(b) capable of being used in connection with a claim for a benefit or payment under this Act.

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