How Social Inflation Affects Insurance

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It is something that has been around for quite some time. But Social Inflation has become more relevant to all businesses as claims costs increase, to one degree or another, in all jurisdictions. Nowhere is this more evident and established than in the United States, where, prior to the pandemic, the median cost of large  … Read more


Guidelines For Technology-Based Patient Consultations In Australia          

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On 13 December 2021, the Australian Government announced it is providing $106 million over four years to support continuing telehealth services. This additional investment in Medicare services and practice incentive payments ensures greater flexibility to patients and doctors for the delivery of healthcare, allowing GPs, specialists, and allied health professionals to continue to consult with  … Read more


Patient Information Or Advertising?

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Patient stories and testimonials can be a contentious area for practices. How do you communicate with patients about your practice and services? Like other aspects of running a business at present, that seems increasingly complicated. At Tego, we understand that most healthcare and medical practitioners recognise the need for responsible advertising that won’t compromise the  … Read more


What is Medical Negligence or Medical Malpractice?

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What Medical Practitioners need to know when accused of medical malpractice. Medical negligence (or medical malpractice) consists of three separate parts, all of which have to be present to be able to bring a claim for compensation. A great way to think about it is – as if it was a recipe with three ingredients;  … Read more


What You Need To Know Before Consulting Via Telehealth

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There is no need to be in the dark about telemedicine and tele-consultations in Australia. The Medical Board of Australia’s Guidelines for technology-based consultations outline the steps and standards of care you are expected to follow in providing care via telehealth. Every health practitioner must be satisfied that it is safe and clinically appropriate to  … Read more


Are Covid-19 Vaccines Safe For Pregnant Patients?

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RANZCOG (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and ATAGI  (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) have released a joint statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant women. They have recommended that pregnant women be routinely offered the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, whether it’s before, during or after. This  … Read more


Managing Mental Health Issues And Disputes In The Workplace

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Common behavioural issues like poor performance, repeated absence, excessive risk taking or complaints of harassment and bullying are just a few of the mental health issues that are reported in the workplace. It is essential that employers manage these behavioural issues in ways that do not discriminate against their employees and potentially exasperate any mental  … Read more


Navigating The New Rules For Nicotine Vaping For Australian Doctors

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As of 1 October 2021, Australians seeking access to nicotine vaping products will need a doctor’s prescription.  This aligns with current domestic restrictions under State and Territory law that prohibit the supply of nicotine containing e-cigarettes in Australia without a valid medical prescription. This decision by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been created to  … Read more