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Blogs

Taking the stress out of informed financial consent

Patient complaints often arise through miscommunication about gap payments and out-of-pocket expenses, so a collaborative and transparent process will benefit both doctors and patients.

Articles & Case Studies

Exploring Obs & Gynae in Africa

Laura Jenner from the UK writes about her six-week elective placement at the Kasangati Health Centre in Uganda.  

12 Aug 2019

Blogs

TGA warns against advertising mLs and units pricing

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has warned doctors against advertising a price per ‘units’ or ‘mLs’ for cosmetic injections.

Blogs

Billing errors prove costly for doctors

The Director of the Professional Services Review (PSR) estimates that in 2018-19 over $29 million will be repaid by medical practitioners as a result of inappropriate practice in connection with Medicare billing. This is part of the government’s focus on enhancing the Medicare compliance process, including an increased review of specialties other than general practice.

Blogs

Review of MBS bulk bill incentive items

“Review and Act Now” letters are being sent to some medical practitioners from mid-July 2019. The Department of Health continues to monitor Medicare Benefits Schedule compliance and is currently reviewing claiming activity for bulk bill incentive items 10990, 10991 and 10992.

Practice Management

22 Jul 2019

Blogs

Changes to Medicare – Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

The Shared Debt Recovery Scheme applies when the Department of Health (the Department) conducts post-payment Medicare compliance audits. This Scheme allows the Department to hold an employing or contracting organisation responsible for a portion of any debts incurred as a result of incorrect Medicare claiming. i.e. not only the Practitioner who ‘owns’ the Provider number. The Scheme will only apply to audits commenced from 1 July 2019 for services provided from 1 July 2018 onwards.

Practice Management

26 Jun 2019

Blogs

Voluntary assisted dying – where do you stand?

Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws will come into effect on 19 June 2019.

Articles & Case Studies

Crossing the line with patient boundaries

Clear communication and being conscious of patient boundaries are the most effective ways to avoid misunderstandings in the doctor–patient relationship.

 

Library

Doctors' Health and Wellbeing with Dr Andrew Czuchwick

Specialist Anaesthetist Dr Andrew Czuchwicki discusses doctors’ health and wellbeing, sharing his personal experiences through his journey to specialisation.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019

Doctor Health and Wellbeing

Writer, doctor and Churchill Fellow, Dr Benjamin Veness discusses a subject he is passionate about – doctor health and wellbeing. Because doctors need to take care of themselves too.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019

How to Respond to a Complaint

Even a complaint that may seem trivial is important to the patient. MDA national Medico-legal Adviser and practicing GP, Dr Jane Deacon, discusses how to respond to a complaint.

Podcasts

11 Apr 2019