Minimise risk by understanding your obligations
Private practice principals and salaried doctors alike face significant risks with respect to poor understanding of, and compliance with, legislation surrounding medical billing, privacy, advertising and promotion, and other mandated operational matters.
This one day workshop will help you identify and understand practice, professional and personal risks and develop systems and strategies that can be implemented to manage them.
- The billing legislative framework
The governments proposed plans to fund the Medicare Benefits Schedule indexation through billing compliance and debt recovery programs will significantly impact doctors’ day-to-day operations. Understand what you need to do to remain compliant.
- Getting billing right
Billing is complex and, with the new legislative framework, it’s vital for doctor’s to get it right. This session will address common mistakes and misunderstandings, item number do’s and don’ts, keeping an eye out for fraud, and optimising your receipts through systems, policies and procedures.
- Understanding privacy
Compliance regarding privacy is crucial. This session discusses the Privacy Act, the planned updates specific to the healthcare industry, the audit and penalty framework, and how you can ensure your practice remains compliant.
- Business risks
Understand the broader risks faced by self-employed doctors around facility/practice risk and identify ‘best practice’ risk management measures.
- Professional risks
Understand the broader risks faced by employed, contracted and self-employed doctors as well as the practice entity itself around professional indemnity and medico-legal matters.
- Human risk management
Understand the human risks that could affect a medical practice, its principals, and its professional and administrative staff. Learn to recognise and address the impact of fraud, disciplinary action, bankruptcy, divorce, disability, death and other adverse events.
- Asset protection
In this increasingly litigious environment, medical professionals are prime targets. Realise what you can do to protect your business and personal assets from claim.