Insurance

Risk Management and the Premium Support Scheme

Medical Practitioners are required to complete a risk management activity in order to be eligible for a PSS payment. This includes those Members who are eligible under the previous MISS criteria and the Rural Procedural General Practitioners criteria. This activity must be completed within the same policy year as that to which the premium support applies. 

It is important that all Members who wish to apply for the PSS, whether they apply during the Premium Period or after the end of that Premium Period, ensure that the appropriate risk management activities are completed prior to the start of the next Premium Period.

Risk Management Activities 

Risk Management activities are aimed at assisting Members to identify risks in their practice and to implement appropriate risk management strategies. 

To assist our Members in meeting their requirements we offer a range of risk management activities each Premium Period. Details of these activities can be found in the table below. In addition, we recognise that many of our Members are already involved in a range of risk management activities as part of their ongoing Professional or college obligations or as part of their regular hospital or practice commitments, including:

  • Peer Review
  • Morbidity/mortality meetings
  • Clinical or practice audit
  • Practice Improvement
  • Adverse outcome/event or 'near miss' analysis
  • Clinical up-skilling or other CPD activity

In the event that these activities are not suited to your individual practice, or you are unable to participate, please contact our Member Services Team on 1800 011 255 or email peaceofmind@mdanational.com.au to discuss your particular circumstances. 

In keeping with the spirit of the PSS agreement, Members are encouraged to explore different risk management activities each premium year. 

External Activity

Description

In recognition of our busy Members who already undertake risk management in their practice - simply tell us about these activities by completing our custom designed form

Evidence of Completion

Submission of the External Risk Management Activity Report 2011/12.

How to Access

Further information and guidelines available on the External Risk Management Activity Report page

Important Notes

We will assess the submitted activity and confirm its approval with you


Cognitive Institute Workshop

Description

These workshops highlight the relevance and importance of communication skills in the management of your patients

Evidence of Completion

Attendance list at venue

How to Access

Log into Member Online Services

Important Notes

Online registration to avoid disappointment


MDA National Workshops/Forums

Description

MDA National presents a variety of workshops throughout the year. Members are advised by email, Member publications and online

Evidence of Completion

Attendance list at venue

How to Access

As advised throughout the year

Important Notes

Online registration to avoid disappointment

 

Practice Self-Assessment Handbook

Description

The Practice Self-Assessment Handbook encourages doctors and practice team members to consider the patient safety, systems, complaints and adverse event management systems currently in place in their practice. These Handbooks are currently available in four specialty version: Medical Practice, Anaesthetic Practice, Surgical Practice and Obstetric & Gynaecology Practice

Evidence of Completion

Submission of the Practice Self-Assessment Handbook PSS Requirement form which is available by contacting peaceofmind@mdanational.com.au or by calling
1800 011 255.

How to Access

Order Online

Important Notes

More specialty specific versions to be developed. Available free for Members.