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AGPA at Cairns RACGP POC

Come and find us in Cairns at Stand 01 – RACGP POC

 

 

AGPA Webinar: Zero to 140K Visits in 10 years

AGPA Webinar

Thursday 13 June 2024, 7:30pm AEST

7:00 pm SA, 5:30 pm WA

 

Zero to 140K Visits in 10 Years

Speaker: Dr John Deery – YourGPCanberra

Since opening their first clinic just over 10 years ago John and Mel Deery have trialed and applied a number business management approaches to their Canberra Practice.
They now have over 40 GPs working over three sites and are the largest Principal -led Practice in Canberra recording over 120,000 patient visits per year.

John will discuss what he sees as being the key aspects that have enabled them to develop the Practice, the Practice management philosophy, the approach they use to make their Practice attractive to tenant GPs, analytical tools they have adopted to allow them to effectively track progress and what they see as being the major opportunities and challenges that Principal-led Practices will face in the future.

Book at
https://www.trybooking.com/CSERM

 

This event will be free to AGPA members.
AGPA non Members $50

AGPA at Cairns RACGP Practice Owners Conference

The AGPA will be present at the upcoming RACGP Practice Owners Conference at the Cairns Exhibition Centre  24 & 25 May 2024.

A number of Directors will be present so this will be a great opportunity to catch up and discuss the issues that are important to you as a Practice Owner and what the AGPA can do to help.

See you at Stand 1

 

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AGPA Webinar: Payroll Tax – Administrative Controls. Video Available

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Payroll Tax – Administrative Controls

Webinar

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 7:30pm AEDT

6:30 pm Queensland, 7:00 pm SA, 4:30 pm WA

AGPA Webinar

Payroll Tax – Administrative Controls

Speakers

Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck

Ben Ryan, Senior Associate, Avant Law

 

Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland and South Australia are all applying precedents which allow them to charge payroll tax on medical professional fees paid to independent GPs under conventional General Practice structures.

Recognizing this as a major risk many Practices have taken the approach of removing aspects of contracts which may suggest a relationship other than a service relationship between the clinic and a tenant GP.  This may present issues for Practices in achieving clinical coverage during preferred patient hours and in other areas such as clinic accreditation.

The webinar will discuss the implications of contractual administrative controls for payroll tax exposure and the potential to expose clinics to other employment law liabilities.

Book at

https://www.trybooking.com/CNPBI

Places will be limited, preference will be given to AGPA members.

For further information contact the AGPA Secretariat

Speaker Profiles are here

 

                                           

AGPA Webinar: Payroll Tax – Another View

Webinar

Tuesday 29 August 2023, 7:30pm AEST

7:30 pm Queensland, 7:00 pm SA, 5:30 pm WA

AGPA Webinar

Payroll Tax – Another View

Speakers

Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck

Ben Ryan, Senior Associate, Avant Law

 

State Payroll Tax is threatening to become a major threat to the viability of General Practices in many Australian States.

Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia are all applying precedents which allow them to charge payroll tax on medical professional fees paid to independent GPs under conventional General Practice structures.

Queensland and South Australia have both announced a moratoriums on the application of payroll tax rulings but the outcome at the end of the moratoriums will apparently require PRT to be paid.

Practices are faced with either charging patient levies to cover the tax (with issues for bulk billing), or restructuring so that the tax provisions do not apply. The risks with restructuring are significant with potential changes to financial management practice and to the relationships within the Practice.

The speakers will discuss approaches which reduce PRT exposure risk while maintaining key functionality.

Book at

https://www.trybooking.com/CKRZA

Places will be limited, preference will be given to AGPA members.

For further information contact the AGPA Secretariat

Speaker Profiles are here

 

                                           

AGPA At Practice Owners Conference- Stand 53

The AGPA will be present at the upcoming RACGP Practice Owners Conference 20 & 21 May 2023.

A number of Directors will be present so this will be a great opportunity to catch up and discuss the issues that are important to you as a Practice Owner and what the AGPA can do to help.

See you at Stand 53

 

AGPA Webinar – Making the CPD System Work

Webinar

Thursday 30 March 2023, 7:30pm AEDT

6:30 pm Queensland, 7:00 pm SA, 4:30 pm WA

AGPA Webinar

Making the New CPD System Work

Presented by: AGPA

Speaker: Dr Bernard Shiu

Commencing 1 January 2023 the MBA has introduced a new CPD – system. GPs need to:

          • Have a CPD Home
          • Complete a Professional Development Plan (PDP) every year
          • Complete 50 hours of CPD annually

The format will be a discussion session with AGPA Director Dr Bernard Shiu explaining the new CPD system, the new changes and requirements.

We will discuss:

          • How to make it work for you as owners and how to make it work for your Practice
          • How to create Templates and content all in an easy step- by- step approach
          • Using the Apps to make a quick log

All attendees using the RACGP CPD home will get 1 Hour of CPD – Just provide your RACGP number when you register.

The intention is that you will be able to ask the questions, contribute your own experience and by the end of the session you will know how to make the CPD system work for you and your Practice.

Remember: cameras on and questions ready!

REGISTER

 or

https://www.trybooking.com/CGWJB

Places will be limited, preference will be given to AGPA members.

For further information contact the AGPA Secretariat

AGPA Webinar – Non Medicare Income Streams

Webinar

Tuesday 6 December 2022, 7:30pm AEDT

6:30 pm Queensland, 7:00 pm SA, 4:30 pm WA

AGPA Webinar

Non Medicare Income Streams

Presented by: AGPA

Speakers:

Dr Brenda Murrison, Dr Fiona Raciti, Dr Jared Dart

 

As part of our Practice Sustainability webinar series AGPA has asked members to discuss some of the options they have followed or considered for their Practices.

Declining Government support for primary healthcare via Medicare has impacted on Practice income and in some cases Practice viability.

A common response has been to move Practice billing to mixed or private billing, but some Practices have also taken the opportunity to develop income streams from non-Medicare sources. These options include other government programs, corporate programs and non-Medicare individual medical demand.

It has involved the services of both GPs and allied health professionals.

The focus of the evening will be the presentation of options that some Practices have pursued and the approach required to achieve beneficial outcomes for Practice income.

The intention is that you will be able to ask the panel questions and contribute your own experience.

https://www.trybooking.com/CEPCN

Places will be limited, preference will be given to AGPA members.

For further information contact the AGPA Secretariat

Transition to Private Billing

Transition to Private Billing

Presented by: AGPA

Speakers:

Dr Trish Baker, Dr Bernard Shiu, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, and Dr Richard Barker

Tuesday 9 August 2022

 

Since 2010 health costs have increased at about 5% per year. MBS funding has increased by about 0.5%. This has put significant pressure on Practice viability.

Many Practices that were traditionally bulk billing or mixed billing Practices have started or are considering moving away from their previous billing model.  We  asked four Practice owners to participate in a panel discussion to discuss how they approached the key components of the transition.

  • Conversations with/ information for patients
  • Conversations with and information and support for contract GPs
  • Support for reception staff and practice managers
  • Support for practice nurses and allied health team members

The webinar was recorded, with a link available here