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

How To Approach An Angry Patient

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Every healthcare professional knows that they will someday have to deal with an angry patient.  Sometimes the anger is directed at them and sometimes it’s more about the situation. Whatever the reason, the most important response is not to escalate the situation.  There are many possible causes for the anger, from being in pain or  … 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