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Consultancy and Medical Practice setup

Health Industry Consultancy and Practice Start Up

Nicky Jardine has had many years experience in  planning, developing, establishing and operating  Medical Practices in Australia.

She has a network of strategic partners in place that allows her to quickly start new doctors practices that are prepared and ready to begin operating efficiently from day one.  Nicky's job is not over when the practice opens its doors - Nicky will continue to provide as much, or as little, oversight and assistance as requested by her clients.  

 Medical Practice Consulting services include:

New Medical Practice Startup

 Our assistance in the establishment of new medical practices include but are not limited to:

  • Formation of legal entity
  • Credentialing process
  • All aspects of financial planning
  • Credit line assistance
  • Loan assistance
  • Leasing
  • Purchase of equipment and furniture
  • Assistance with recruiting/selection of staff
  • Patient billing
  • Medicare and Veteran Affairs agreements
  • Development of a benefits package
  • Establishment of a fee schedule
  • Selection of practice management system
  • Creation of encounter forms and all applicable forms
  • Coordination of office operation processes
  • Vendor selection and coordination of office and medical supplies
  • Order Initiative books
  • Contracting with a collections agency
  • Evaluation of technology (including IT)
  • Coordination of phone system
  • Coordination of medical records
  • Development of compliance policy and procedure manuals
  • Staff training on policies and procedures
  • Marketing
  • Hospital privileges (if required)
  • Development of office handbook
  • Initiation of payroll service

Practice Management Services

 Nicky Jardine can assist doctors with all aspects of practice management from Executive Leadership to Financial Management. 

Many of our clients keep Nicky on a retainer to assist with a subset of the services outlined below.  Other clients request that we provide specific services on an as-needed basis.

Whatever your practice needs, Nicky is poised and ready to assist you in a manner that best meets your situation.

Executive Leadership

(Direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and annual goals/objectives.)

  • Implementation of strategic goals and objectives
  • Liaison between lawyers, accountants, technicians and other professional service providers
  • Business consultant for practice management team and doctors

Nicky has won the following awards :

  • Australian Institute of Management  Sunshine Coast Medal for Leadership and Management 2008
  • Sunshine Coast Business Person of the Year 2009

Financial Management

(Direct and coordinate a practice’s financial and budget activities in order to fund operations, maximize investments and increase efficiencies.)

  • Contract review and negotiation i.e both Contractors and Serviced Office Agreements
  • Review and negotiation of contracts and agreements with suppliers
  • Development of annual budget
  • Expense review
  • Monitor accounts receivable (A/R) including billing/collections process
  • Prepare and review monthly YTD income/expense budget
  • Explanation of budget variances
  • Debt restructuring and review of loan terms
  • Pension plan optimisation
  • Analysis of financial performance of ancillary programs

 Human Resource Management

(Confer with hospital/ practice members, organisation leaders and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities and resolve problems.)

  • Assistance with hiring of new staff and annual performance reviews
  • Employment and termination counselling and assistance
  • Adjudication of professional and employee issues
  • Development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures
  • Yearly training and coordination of office personnel
  • Benefits evaluation

Facilities Management

(Analyse facility operations to evaluate areas of potential cost reduction, building improvement or relocation.)

  • Building issues, utilities, maintenance, etc.
  • Lease negotiations
  • Expansion projects (planning and implementation)

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Email Nicky Direct on nicky@nickyjardine.com or Telephone her team on 1300 798 831



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