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Future Proof Your Medical Practice In A Post Pandemic World

By now medical practices have adjusted to TeleHealth and social distancing within consultations, changes to MBS items, challenges sourcing personal protective equipment, the introduction of workplace and IT systems associated with those adjustments, along with a plethora of staff and clients needs.

Thankfully everyone, including patients, are familiar with, and have adjusted to, this new normal of how medical practices are operating.

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Marketing New Practices To Potential Doctors & Patients

When starting a new medical centre, potential owners always discuss the fit-out, medical equipment, IT and of course recruiting doctors to their practice. Marketing or branding never seems high on some agendas. However, marketing is one of the most important aspects of a new practice.

By medical marketing, I also mean branding which influences your medical practice story, logo and design elements. Everything in the medical centre should be focused on branding as it can help differentiate your medical centre from those in the marketplace.

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Medical Practice Marketing Overhaul – Preparation For The New ‘Normal’

An overhaul of your medical practice marketing goals and strategies may be the last thing on your mind at the moment. That would be understandable considering the current economic climate. However, if you have some space in your diary, either through a reduction in appointments or the change of work environment, now is a wise time to take action.

That’s because the best time to start increasing your marketing efforts is when others aren’t.

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New Pre-consultation Clinical Questionnaire Platform Now Available!

BetterConsult is here! We’re excited to announce that the doctors at our practice now use BetterConsult to screen for COVID-19 and help you get the most out of your appointment.

BetterConsult is a “smart” pre-consultation questionnaire that asks the questions your doctor usually asks about the reason for your visit. It then prepares a summary for your doctor.

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Tips For General Practitioners Seeking Their “Forever Practice”

If I had a dollar for every time a medical centre asked me if I knew of any GPs looking for a job, well you know my answer! Yes, I would be a millionaire.

There is a shortage of General Practitioners in Australia, which makes the recruitment process a lot harder. General Practitioners know they are in demand. However, the big “bucks” are not everything. If a General Practitioner is serious about building a patient base, creating a good reputation in the community and are not interested in swapping clinics every few months, General Practitioners have to take the time to ensure that the medical centre they have chosen is the right one.

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Medical Practice Competition – Tips For Staying Ahead – Unita Fitouts

Differentiating yourself within a competitive marketplace requires careful consideration. Penny Fraser from Unita has some pointers for adding value to your medical practice setup or refurbishment through features and technology that meet the needs of clients.

Just like other markets the healthcare and wellness, space is becoming increasingly competitive.

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Medical Centre Planning Considerations – Perfect Practice Medical Fitouts

Space planning for your new surgery can be far more complex than deciding where to put the stereo. Andrew Campion counters your perplexity with some guidelines for successful design.

After you’ve made the decision to refurbish or relocate your practice, and ideally prepared a brief, space planning can begin. Planning the layout as part of a medical practice setup or refurbish can be a complicated procedure, although it will be much easier if you’ve already prepared a brief for your designer or for yourself. You will need to address your spatial priorities, possible traffic and spatial balance in your practice.

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Tips For Setting Up Your Medical Centre Correctly In 2020

Please find below the first blog of the year!

Firstly can I send my heartfelt thoughts for those Australians who are suffering in the fires. It seems that everyone you talk to has either been directly or indirectly impacted by the fires. Friends and family that have lost properties, lives have changed dramatically and it is going to take a long time to rebuild our beautiful country again.

Our prayers go to those who have suffered and a special thank you to the firefighters and volunteers around Australia.

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Practice Management Legal Tips For Lease Agreements With Pathology

Acknowledgement: This article was originally published here at Health Law Solutions.
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An important part of medical practice management is understanding the charging of lease to pathology and imaging providers.

If your health practice leases an area to pathology and radiology providers, you need to be aware of the Australian Government regulations that apply to these arrangements.

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Medical Practice Owners & Effect of the Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

Acknowledgement: This article was originally published here at Health Law Solutions.
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The Medicare Shared Debt Recovery Scheme (Scheme) commenced on 1 July 2019. 

Under the Scheme both the practitioner who provides a service using their Medicare provider number (Provider) and another party, which is usually their employer/practice owner (Practice), can be responsible for repaying debts resulting from incorrect claiming of Medicare benefits.

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