For our doctor members and midwife clients, renewal is upon us again. And while it is hard to believe we are already half way through the year, it is harder to process how quickly our world has become a strange and unfamiliar place!
In 2018/19 the MIGA Claims & Legal Services Team received 5,150 calls for assistance from our members. This is the highest number of contacts we have had in our 120 year history.
If a patient has taken the time to voice their concerns, regardless of how unfounded or inaccurate those concerns may be, it is important that consideration is given to a measured and appropriate response.
Can you ever see yourself being in the situation of asking yourself how you can be both true to who you are as a person and who you are as a doctor?
It is understandable to think that a medical practitioner’s private life should be kept separate from their professional life.
Though there are many benefits for both you and your patients to be gained from using social media in your business, there are also potential pitfalls.
This hypothetical, based on real claims experiences, has taken doctors through the process of a Medicare audit. Drawing on the Pink Panther series and Inspector Clouseau’s famous line “Does your dawg bite?” we discovered that it depends on who “owns” the dog.
It is as important as insuring yourself!