It used to be said that the only certainties in life were ‘death’ and ‘taxes’. But in our modern lives it would be fair to add ‘change’ to that short list of certainties.
The public are now demanding that organisations including healthcare providers are transparent about how they collect and use that information and are held accountable if they misuse it. While the amending legislation is yet to be drafted, the Federal Attorney-General has announced a new penalty regime.
Courts are required to make determinations in relation to areas of medicine of which they do not have knowledge and, as such, rely on the expertise of doctors. Most doctors will be asked to provide expert evidence at some stage during practice, either as a treating doctor (witness of fact) or an independent expert witness (witness of opinion).
Since late last year, MIGA has been involved in a consultation run by Australian Health Ministers on whether the regime which regulates doctors and other health practitioners – the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law – remains up to date and fit for purpose.
Midwives can participate in our online Workshops which are based on our claims experience. They provide an interactive forum for discussing clinical and professional risk issues and preventative strategies. They include case examples, practical exercises and risk management tips.
Doctors are responsible for the provision of the medical services they provide and must make their own Medical Indemnity Insurance arrangements but just what are the risks for others - owners, employers and employees? Doctors themselves can be either employed or working as contractors. This minefield of risk can be tricky to navigate.
In 2018, the Department of Health recovered $49 million in payments from health providers for incorrect billing1. This was $20 million more than the year before. Our new Claims Hypothetical explores the Medicare audit and what it might mean for you.
MIGA is proud to be increasing the Grants offered in 2019, with 6 Grants of $10,000 each now available!
To celebrate this milestone and mark the occasion we will be holding a Charity Gala Ball at the Adelaide Convention Centre.