Joint letter submission for inclusion of registered acupuncturits in medicare items

10th March 17

We (FCMA,ANTA and ATMS) write to you jointly as representatives and office-bearers of three of the four major professional associations representing Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia. We request consideration of an application for registered acupuncturists regulated by nationally consistent legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and registered under AHPRA to have access to existing acupuncture items under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and therefore provide acupuncture services under Medicare. The joint submission has been sent out on 6 September 2016 and await for the response from the Medical Services Advisory Committee.