State government promises funds for isolated patient scheme
|01/07/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
IF the state government is re-elected on March 28, it has promised greater funding for the Isolated Patient Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme(IPTAAS).
Member for Orange Andrew Gee said the funding would affect about 11,000 people across the western local area health district.
“One of my constituents has not been able to claim the IPTAAS allowance for getting a prosthetic limb adjusted in Sydney,” he said.
“These changes will now allow her to do that.”
Mr Gee said travelling long distances for medical treatment was a burden for country people.
“The stress of medical procedures is often compounded by the stress of travel and accommodation costs,” he said.
“Now the budget is back in black, we can afford to give patients in regional communities this significant boost.”
The proposed enhancements to the IPTAAS scheme will include an increase in the petrol subsidy, an increase in the commercial accommodation subsidy for eight to 14 night stays, a reduction in the patient co-payment from $40 to $30, claims for prosthetic services will be eligible and claims for some specialist allied health services will be eligible.
“The importance of IPTAAS to our community cannot be underestimated and these enhancements will have countless benefits for patients and their loved ones,” Mr Gee said. “This is about delivering a better service for country communities and ensuring the scheme is in line with what our community needs and deserves.
“The NSW Liberals and Nationals are putting patients first by boosting subsidies and cutting red tape to deliver an enhanced service for patients in their time of need.”
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