ACC hamstrung by rules to back its own campaign with funding for contraceptives

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ACC hamstrung by rules to back its own campaign with funding for contraceptives

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ACC needs to get on board with funding of long-term reversible contraception like Mirena for women using anticonvulsants wanting to avoid pregnancy
ACC is hamstrung by its own legislation in its efforts to prevent the long-term health impacts and costs arising from women taking anticonvulsants whi

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 After  43  years  of  promoting    hearing  protection and the effects of  noise on hearing  loss   ACC  has  reduced their  input into    funding  hearing  aids for  many   patients with occupational   induced  hearing  loss . This  has not been  a legislated  change  but  seems to  be a  board  governance   or an  ACC operational  decision . Inguinal  hernias  in many  workers are no  longer accepted as   accidents or   occupationally  acquired  again not  apparently  due to    legislation  changes   but  by   ACC simply  declining  cover. Presumably  the   same   acceptance  criteria  can be   applied  by ACC  to  known  drug induced  outcome  results such  as fetal  alcohol  syndrome, fetal    anticonvulsant  syndrome,  Fetal   Meth  syndrome,   Fetal  anti  vaxxers  syndrome , fetal  opiate  syndrome , fetal cannabis  syndrome,  fetal inhalants  syndrome , fetal  hypoxia  syndrome , fetal  vit K  deficiency   haemorrhagic  syndrome ,  to  mention     but  a few  personal actions   with  known  consequences decisions.

From  a GP   perspective  funding  all  general  practices to a level playing  field of  a standard   time  based  fee     to   help  facilitate   better  long term continuity  and  wholistic   care as opposed to  to paying premiums    for   rapid  fire  piecemeal unintegrated / disintegrated  care in   convenience  clinics would  be  a  long  overdue  positive   step   from  ACC that   might  help  reduce  some of these  long term  legislated  liabilities . 

2019  is  the  20th   anniversary   of the ACC  Endorsed  Provider  Network study which  hundreds of General  Practices  and  thousands of  General  Practitioners  are  still  waiting  for the  ACC Ministers and the  ACC board members  to  implement    across all  General  Practices .