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Federal Health Minister offers your GP a lifeline!
The national media have reported the Federal Health Minister is open to doctors charging an additional fee when a patient is bulk billed.
This provides practices an excellent opportunity to overcome a 6 year Medicare freeze (the first Medicare freeze commenced in 2013). We believe this will more than likely be passed on the 1st July 2015. There are four key things you need to know.

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Less pain if you restructure practice now!

5 simple reasons why you should restructure your practice today!

Save significant time and money on accounting, legal and administration fees if you set up your arrangements before 1st July 2015. Setting up new business structures, systems and training takes time. 
The immediate cost benefits of restructuring will take effect once they are implemented. You should really contact us now if you are serious about restructuring your practice before 1st July.

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Time for a discrete second opinion? Time to change your accountants or advisers?! 
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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Thanks for visiting our new Website!
Thank you to all of you who have visited our website and have contacted us with your feedback and interest. We have been overwhelmed by your interest with over 12,300 hits in the last two weeks.   
Please continue to visit this site. We enjoy your feedback and hope to bring more valuable content to you.       

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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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Where to from here?
Consult your professional adviser in relation to any advice suggested;
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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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