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Dumped $5 GP copay!
It is not over yet - 5 things you need to know!

Expect to see a fall in your patient numbers. The four year Medicare rebate freeze, will have a greater impact on your practice and patients for many years to come.    

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Reminder of Tax Office Warning –
Your practice could be facing a double risk?!

We continue to see doctors using family trusts and or practice companies to deposit 100% of their practice income which is tax evasion.

If this is the case, your practice may be contracting with these doctors who could simultaneously expose your 
practice to a significant payroll tax problem.
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David, should I fire my young
GP Registrar?


Tips and Traps! The new 2015/16 national minimum terms and conditions.

Abruptly, on the 20th December 2014, we published our concerns about the new registrar rules. This includes our long held concerns about the nature of the
employment and contractor terms. We have updated our employment template kit below to help you comply.                           

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H&L in the national media
Government grants are not worth the effort?

The sad reality is the short time frames, application hurdles and compliance requirements, you maybe better off getting a loan. Thanks to the national Medical Observer for running this important story we featured in.

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Time for a discrete second opinion? Time to change your accountants or advisors?! 
How do you measure and manage performance?

Dr Todd Cameron commented - “More relevant for CEOs and Boards, in particular, is how the respective skill deficits are addressed and how you measure performance.”
Business of Healthcare Discussion Group  23 February 2015.

We are excited to launch a new and free quarterly national mentoring program for our accounting clients*. You can now tap into over 23 years of national experience and advice with over 1,200 practices. We help you to answer this and many other questions.

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Announcing Health and Life's

New Website!
We are excited to launch our brand new website that is more social media and user-friendly. After many long years, the old one has laid to rest.                   
Thanks to those that phoned and emailed feedback. I hope we listened and will continue to do so!! Please take another look around and tell us what you think. We like to thank our referrers and supporters. 

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2015 National Goodwill

Tour Continues. Next stop - 19th March 2015 Victoria!
We are pleased to announce the success of our 2014/15 National Goodwill Tour. 

The next event is generously hosted by the Inner East Medicare Locals Melbourne Victoria on the 19th March
2015 on Doctor, Employment and GP Registrars new 2015 contracts, details are listed below. Email pa@healthandlife.com.au for a no obligation catch up.

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Presenting Health and Life's
2015 Employment Template Kit (

This Fair Work friendly tested employment package has letter of offer and job description templates. This includes the new 2015 GP Registrar employment terms and conditions. 

Clients report this has significantly reduce costs, disputes and potential fines of up to $51,000 per breach for non compliance.
Free upgrades are available to practices that have bought our kit in the last 12 months. A small upgrade fee applies to clients who have purchased a copy greater than 12 months.

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Photo Gallery
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21st November 2014 Medicare Local NSW Kiama
24th November  2014 State Finalist Owner Manager of the Year – David Dahm
2014 AAPM Practice Manager of the Year – Anastasia Dimitriou
15th December 2014 Kaplan’s Business School Graduation Ceremony

February 2015 David Dahm talks about "What Does the Future Accountant Look Like" to Kaplan Alumni

Where to from here?
Consult your professional adviser in relation to any advice suggested;
If you require visit our Archives
If you are not sure about any issues raised in this broadcast, contact CEO & Founder David Dahm on 1800 077 222 for an initial no obligation consult or email us at pa@healthandlife.com.au.  Health and Life provides comprehensive Practice consulting, accounting, taxation and financial planning advice for group practices and individuals. Email us for information about our  Employment Template Kit for providers and support staff and our Doctors Pay Calculator.

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