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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 24 Mar 2022

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Introducing mixed billing into your practice

On-demand recorded 24 Mar 2022

Current funding arrangements do not recognise the costs involved in providing high-quality general practice care. Practices incur expenses such as medical supplies, wages and occupancy costs, while GPs face additional professional costs including medical registration and indemnity insurance.

Billing is a personal choice and there are many factors that may influence how a GP bills, including patient demographics, practice location and desired income. However, for practices struggling to cover costs, mixed billing could be one option to help you improve the sustainability of your practice and achieve a better work-life balance.

Join us for a webinar with RACGP President Dr Karen Price on introducing mixed billing in your practice. Dr Price will outline the benefits of a mixed billing model and how to manage the transition to mixed billing, including discussing fees with patients. The session will include examples of billing changes/strategies to help you evaluate your options and what would work best for you personally.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify the factors that impact general practice business sustainability and assess these factors as they pertain to individual circumstances.
  2. Understand different options for introducing a mixed billing model to help cover personal/practice costs.
  3. Manage the transition to mixed billing in a practice, including effectively communicating with patients about fees.
This event attracts 3 CPD points

This event attracts 3 CPD points

Facilitator

Dr Emil Djakic
Chair – RACGP Business Sustainability Working Group

Emil is a practice owner in north-west Tasmania. He is Deputy Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Funding and Health System Reform (REC-FHSR) and Chair of the RACGP’s Business Sustainability Working Group. He was also Chair of the Australian General Practice Network until 2012. Emil is passionate about working with GPs to maintain practice viability.

Presenter

Dr Karen Price
President, RACGP

As a former practice owner, RACGP Victoria Co-Deputy Chair, Chair of Women in General Practice and a GP for more than 25 years, Dr Karen Price came to the role of President with plenty of experience under her belt. Karen’s priorities as RACGP President include transforming the vision of a vital general practice sector. This includes funding for general practice and improving the college’s engagement with members from remote/rural to urban areas. Establishing a lifelong college of innovative learning to support new GPs through their vocational journey is essential RACGP business. Karen is passionate about GPs thriving through effective communication, good governance, teamwork and patient safety, and providing the profession with the support it needs to carry out the purpose of our work – high-quality holistic and longitudinal patient care. She continues to promote leadership, advocacy, peer support and evidence-based medicine in her research and her clinical general practice. She is also finishing her PhD at Monash University on the role of peer connection in Australian general practice. Every day of Karen’s Presidency will be dedicated to getting GPs the resources they need to do the job they were trained to do while meeting the high standards the RACGP has always set. It’s our college, so ‘members first’ is a priority.

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