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New Collaboration Between AHPRA and Aged Care Commission

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, March 30th, 2020 in General.

Healthcare practitioners who care for the eldely should be aware of the new joint venture between Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) in July of this year. Tego Insurance wants you to know about the statutory mandates that are now in place when caring for  … Read more


Mediation Is The Key In Medical Negligence Cases

By Eric Lowenstein on Friday, March 27th, 2020 in General.

For over 30 years in Australia, medical negligence claims have been rising dramatically. The new medicines and new technology issues have increased the complexities in healthcare. That is why almost every claim of medical negligence is referred to mediation, by court order or consent. The experts at Tego Insurance, providers of medical indemnity insurance and  … Read more


Is Telemedicine Legal?

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 in General.

Health Care Complaints Commission v Goyer- 2019 At Tego Insurance, we want you to know the latest in terms of consulting patients by phone.  As experts in Medical indemnity insurance Australia and Medical indemnity insurance costs, we want you to be up to date on the latest issues surrounding healthcare and communication. The Story In  … Read more


In 2020, New Opioid Regulatory Measures Are Coming

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 in General.

2020 has brought in new opioid regulatory measures in Australia to support clinically sound and appropriate opioid prescribing practices.  Issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia  “The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) new opioid measures include smaller pack sizes to be registered from January 2020 and available once medicine sponsors can bring them to  … Read more


Confidentiality In Healthcare

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 in General.

It is common knowledge with all health practitioners that they must evoke complete trust with their patients, if they want an effective therapeutic relationship with their patients. The Medical Board of Australia’s Good Medical Practice: The Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia states: “Patients have a right to expect that doctors and their staff  … Read more


Communication Is Everything

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 in General.

In the CRICO’s Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures Benchmarking Report, poor communication is cited as a major factor in malpractice cases (30%).  This includes communication between healthcare providers, as well as providers and patients. Lack of documentation is common between providers, due to insufficient, inaccurate, illegible or delayed recording of clinical findings. Information is the  … Read more


Patient Health Information and the Cloud

By Eric Lowenstein on Monday, February 17th, 2020 in General.

Do you know what the cloud is? Are you wondering if this online storage solution can help store your patients health information? Traditionally, health information has been stored on a doctor’s local hard drive or in a paper file. But times have changed. At Tego Insurance (providers of Medical Indemnity Insurance and Medical Practice Insurance),  … Read more


What You Need to Know About Consent for Minors

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 in General.

As an Australian medical indemnity insurance provider, we want you to know when you need consent from a parent when treating children. It can be a bit tricky and is definitely an important legal issue to be aware of. In Australia, generally, a minor (less than 18 years) requires consent from a parent or guardian  … Read more


New Treatments for Epilepsy

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 in General.

What you need to know In Australia, children who suffer from severe epileptic seizures now have access to a more effective treatment. The results of testing thus far could mean that the number of patients that are being seen in intensive care is about to halve.  As medical indemnity insurance experts, we want you to  … Read more


Medicare and Health Insurance Shared Debt Recovery Scheme

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 in General.

As of July 1, 2019 medical health practitioners are able make a request for a shared debt determination when they are first contacted by Medicare. At Tego Insurance, we are experts in Medical Indemnity, Medical Practice Insurance and Medical Malpractice Insurance in Australia. Medicare is an important part of your business. What is the Medicare  … Read more