In Practice: New billing webinar

Matt Woodley

30/06/2022 4:57:49 PM

The RACGP will host a Q&A for members at the end of July centred on what practice owners should consider when choosing a billing model.

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GPs considering their billing options are invited to join a new RACGP webinar scheduled for the end of July.

Also in this week’s edition of In Practice, GPs can find information on upcoming pre-GP22 workshops, legal aids education, the General Practice and Addiction 2022 conference and various opportunities for clinical and professional upskilling.
What to consider when choosing your billing model: Q+A with RACGP members
Webinar: Wednesday 27 July, 7.00 – 8.30 pm (AEST)
GPs considering their billing options at the beginning of the new financial year are invited to join a webinar with four GPs who will speak about the billing models in place in their practices and provide advice on what to consider when changing the way you bill.
Register online.
Legal Aids Workshop
RACGP Victoria’s IMG Committee is hosting a hands-on legal aids workshop focusing on: 

  • how to manage complaints and deal with difficult patients
  • good medical records and telehealth
  • ownership of results and investigations, and the risks of corporatisation of care
  • report writing/workcover/TAC.
Attendees will hear from experts and then spend time working through case studies.
The workshop will be held on 30 July at RACGP House in East Melbourne.
Update on registering for the Prescription Shopping Information Service
From 1 August, GPs will no longer be able to register for the Prescription Shopping Information Service (PSIS) using the PSIS registration form (PB131).
Instead, prescribers can register for the PSIS over the phone when calling to enquire for a patient.
More information is available by searching ‘Prescription Shopping Information Service’ on the Services Australia website.
Clinical skills in skin cancer webinar series
This practical webinar series is designed to build the confidence of GPs in detecting and treating skin cancers. 
The two-part series will focus on developing core competencies in skin, especially for new GPs and early career Fellows. It will also explore common types of skin cancers, as well as the ability to successfully diagnose and manage common skin cancers.
As part of the interactive sessions, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss examples that they will encounter in practice.
Webinar 1: 3 August, 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (AEST) 
Foundations and introduction to dermoscopy for GPs in Training (GPiT) and early career fellows. 
Webinar 2: 21 September 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm AEST 
Diagnosis and management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer and Melanomas for GPs in Training (GPiT) and early career fellows.
GPADD22 – Vulnerable Populations
RACGP Victoria’s Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Committee is proud to present GPADD22.
The long-running, biennial General Practice and Addiction (GPADD) conference is a unique opportunity to learn and network with GPs and other health professionals working in this area.
The conference will focus on treating vulnerable communities, as people with addiction or substance-use disorders are by definition often vulnerable.

Specifically, it will concentrate on populations that experience additional vulnerabilities that affect substance use – the LGBTIQ+ community, refugees and asylum seekers, people experiencing homelessness, and those in custody.

GPADD22 will include a mix of presentations and workshops designed to facilitate interaction and learning, and is open to all GPs, New Fellows, GPs in training and others working in the AOD field with GPs.

Date: 20 August
Venue: RACV City Club Melbourne
Early bird until 30 July: Member $250, GP in training $175, Non-member $350
Register via the RACGP website.
Responding to strong emotions in cancer
The Cancer Council in conjunction with the Vic Faculty New Fellows is proud to present Effective Cancer Communication (ECC) program.
Effective communication fosters patient autonomy within health services and enables supportive relationships with cancer patients and their families.
The course has been developed for clinical staff and provides a practical, evidence-based conceptual framework, within a small group setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • explore emotional reactions to cancer through experiential learning with simulated patients
  • recognise emotions and apply frameworks to respond effectively
  • be provided with tools and language to build trusting relationships for better patient experience and health outcomes.
Date: 21 October
Venue: East Melbourne
Register via the RACGP website.
GP22 pre-conference workshops now available
The pre-conference workshops for GP22 have now been confirmed.
Places are limited, so interested members are encouraged to register quickly to secure their place.
This year’s workshops are:
  • Adult Advanced life Support
  • Skin Cancer Seminar
  • Emergency Medicine for Rural GPs
  • Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop for Rural GPs
  • Helping on Empty
  • Practice Owners Masterclass
Visit the GP22 website to find out more or to register.
Early bird registration ends at 11.59 pm (AEST) 12 July.
Have you applied for the 2023 RACGP – AGPT Academic Post Program?
The RACGP Academic Post Program is a unique opportunity to incorporate academic work into your career.
General practice research is essential in discovering solutions to address issues within the primary healthcare system and improve patient care.
This program will allow you to experience teaching and research throughout 12-month Academic Post training terms, with the support of the RACGP, universities and training providers.  
Applications close 1 August.
Family Violence GP Education Program – facilitated by Dr Rachel Marr
Family Violence GP Education Program is a complimentary, evidence based and accredited CPD program offered to all GPs and medical professionals.

Experienced GP and forensic physician Dr Rachel Marr is set to facilitate the next session, will gives GPs the opportunity to join like-minded health professionals to build skills in responding to and recognising the signs of domestic and family violence.

Register online.
RACGP 2022 Awards are open
There’s still time to make a nomination for the 2022 RACGP Awards.
Do you know an extraordinary GP, GP in training, GP supervisor, or general practice going above and beyond? Show them your gratitude and recognise the people making a difference in general practice.
Nominations are easy – simply head to the RACGP website to nominate today.
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