When starting up or refining a medical practice, it is essential to recognise those areas beyond clinical matters that will help ensure the long-term success of your business. Covering all aspects of business management will most likely require oversight from a practice manager and guidance from business specialists. This oversight is particularly crucial during the […]
Alarm bells are ringing with a recent Medical Centre Queensland Payroll Tax Ruling spreading fear nationwide. Fortunately there is a 15-minute confidential self-assessment Payroll and Income tax checklist to address this recent “Medical Centre” Payroll Tax and Federal Court Ruling that targets how you run your practice. Please take the time as a medical practice […]
In an ideal world, doctors and patients would run on time and in perfect unison with the practice reception staff, with an orderly booking of appointments where cancellations were unheard of. Even for the most organised doctors, staff or patients, there are factors outside their control that will make them late or cancel appointments. Regardless […]
The excitement of starting something new is eventually tempered by the reality of day-to-day operations. Even the greatest inspiration and degree of determination still require a well-thought-out and executed plan to increase the potential for long-term success. Regardless of any realities, it’s best to think big when setting up your own business, after all, you […]
Keeping yourself buoyant with managing a new or existing practice and introducing quality improvement. Whether you are managing an existing practice, in the process of setting up a new practice or have had a new practice for a few weeks or months, there always seems to be a tendency to become “bogged” down in the […]
Ask anyone about KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators), and you would be sure to find that the feeling most associated with them is dread. Understandably, having our work scrutinised may appear as micro-managed interference. Yet, KPI’s provide a measurable way to demonstrate how effectively a business is achieving key objectives.
A medical centre with optimised practice management has a better chance of having satisfied clients, relaxed staff and focused doctors. Achieving all three may seem unattainable, yet even if one of these areas is focused upon there is sure to be a follow-on effect.
Several factors can lead to a medical practice losing money, yet don’t think for one moment that your medical practice is different from any other. If you do not have robust systems in place for every aspect of your medical practice, you will be losing money.
Space planning for your new surgery can be far more complex than deciding where to put the stereo. Andrew Campion counters your perplexity with some guidelines for successful design. After you’ve made the decision to refurbish or relocate your practice, and ideally prepared a brief, space planning can begin.
Acknowledgement: This article was originally published here at Health Law Solutions. An important part of medical practice management is understanding the charging of lease to pathology and imaging providers.