2019


7 steps to avoiding a human data breach

Dramatic cyberattacks may make the headlines, but in fact, simple human error accounts for more data breaches in the health sector than any shadowy figures. In the first year of the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, the Office of the Australian Informatio ...

Simplifying super: are they an employee or independent contractor?

You are surprised to receive a letter from Dr Smith, a former contractor, demanding over $100k for unpaid super. Dr Smith worked at your practice as a contracted doctor for over a decade and now claims he’s entitled to unpaid superannuation. Where does ...

Updated national vaccine storage guidelines

GPs and practices are reminded of their vaccine care obligations in the wake of updated national vaccine storage guidelines and a recent NSW Health audit. Both highlight the importance of correct vaccine storage.

What's the best plan of attack for aggressive patients?

It's important to make sure all staff in the practice are safe.  Most GPs have seen or experienced aggression at work, so it’s important to develop a whole-of-practice response to challenging behaviour.

Joint responsibility for Medicare repayments

With the Shared Debt Recovery Scheme coming into effect on 1 July 2019 as part of an increased focus on Medicare compliance, it’s important for both doctors and practices to understand Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) billing requirements.
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