Australians with eating disorders thrown a lifeline

InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders

The lives of hundredsof thousands of Australians with eating disorders are set to improve tomorrow (Friday, November 1, 2019) when major changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will take effect.1

Up to 60 rebated treatment sessions, including 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions, will be available from tomorrow to eligible Australians with eating disorders.1, 2

This Australian-first allocation of specific item numbers to eating disorders will offer those with eating disorders, the opportunity to begin recovery,2 will bring our nation in line with local and international treatment guidelines,2 and will ultimately save many lives.

Three-time Olympian, recently qualified medical doctor and InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders Ambassador, Jana Pittman, who waged a decade-long battle with Bulimia Nervosa during the peak of her sporting career, is urging those affected by eating disorders, and medical professionals, to

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