Public Holiday Pay Standards

With Christmas DayBoxing DayNew Year’s and Australia Day (January 27th as AusDay falls on a weekend) all coming closer it is important you’re on top of public holiday pay standards for your staff.

Maternity Leave Rules

Peter, our Accountant & Practice Management Specialist here at Rooms With Style has given us a crash course on all things maternity leave in accordance to FairWork’s requirements:

Award rates changes

On 1 July 2018, the minimum wage in the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 increased by 3.5%.

What does this mean to you?
For any practice that has employees covered by the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 and are paying at or close to the minimum wage under the award, it is important to review and increase the employee’s minimum wages. It is crucial that practices increase staff pay, if they receive award wages, by the 3.5%, with weekly wages rounded to the nearest 10 cents.

PodMD is Live!

PodMD creates medical podcasts by doctors for doctors. It is a joint initiative between Dr Sean Mackay, (Melbourne-based upper GI surgeon) and Caroline Chaplin, (Director of RWS).

Medical interiors to inspire

At RWS our aim is to create an environment which delivers a sense of calmness, peace, comfort and reassurance so that patients feel they are going to be well cared for. Every minute detail is considered throughout the design process, ensuring the ultimate benefits to both patients and medical professionals.

This environment should reflect a positive work place for the Staff who represent your brand.

Out of Pocket Fees – A hot topic

Out of pocket fees charged by Specialists continues to be a hot topic in the media in recent times. The ABC Four Corners program conducted a report investigating gap fees being charged by specialists. In addition, The Age ran an article on the 26th May 2018 reporting on the AMA’s National Conference in Canberra recently, with doctors overwhelmingly condemning the practice of some specialists charging exorbitant “out-of-pocket” fees to patients, under the guise of “booking fees” and “bill splitting”.

RWS Featured in NAB Business View

If you get a chance to see the Winter issue of NAB’s Business View you’ll see Caroline Chaplin smiling at you from page 35.

The article “Why I do what I do” talks to five company heads, including Caroline, about what it is that drives them to do what they do. An interesting read.

Practice Health Check

Is it time for a numbers “health check” at your practice?

Many specialists do not have processes in place to attain and review their monthly data.

As a starting point you need to regularly monitor categories such as those listed below.

This data will help you:

1. Make informed marketing decisions
2. Select and appoint staff appropriately