In any business there is usually an ongoing need to manage debtors. While this process is usually managed by the staff within the business, the option to engage a debt collector can be appealing. In some cases, large debts account for a chunk of your outstanding total. In other cases, the accumulation of smaller debts […]
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This year’s WAAG Conference in Bali was an excellent opportunity for anaesthetists and surgeons to gain insights from presenters across various specialties.
Privacy and security issues have become increasingly obvious with the growth of digital communication. Medicine in particular relies heavily on sensitive information. It is important therefore to have an understanding of privacy and security and recognise how they are in fact different.
There is much more to the anaesthetists’ role than sending a patient to sleep. Patients need to consider which doctors are right for them – not simply shop around for the cheapest deal. Unfortunately, health funds are not focused on delivering the right information to their members. Rather than provide some sort of critical appraisal, […]
I was reading the June quarter ASA newsletter, and noticed that the Economics Advisory Committee continues to comment on informed financial consent (IFC). A continued flow of patient comments on fees and IFC illustrated that many patients still have a perception that services provided did not warrant the fee charged.
You’re a specialist. Not a GP, not a general physician – you’re a specialist. You’ve dedicated time to become the best at what you do and when you go to work, you focus on that specialist role. You don’t go to theatre and do the work of your tech, so why would you go home […]
There are a number of different ways to have your billing and admin managed. You can be part of a group, employ your own dedicated Practice Manager or Secretary or you can engage a billing and admin service. Depending on the alternative you chose, there are a number of different fee structures offered.
Last month, I wrote about the changes to billing schedules for defence force personnel and what this could mean for anaesthetists. In this blog, I’d like to talk about the new changes to unit values.
Something that has come to my attention recently are the changes to billing arrangements for defence force personnel and what this means for anaesthetists.
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- Getting your money: Why debt collection is not the solution
- Effective administration management for doctors: the drawbacks of employing your partner
- Privacy and security: why you cannot have one without the other
- Health funds commentary on the value of your services