Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters!

Want a higher “Red Book friendly” pathology rent?: How you go about it matters! This article was first published by the Medical Republic on 20th April 2021. Editor update: 27th June 2021 In the original article below we highlighted the need for an independent valuation by an industry expert with experience in valuing pathology collection […]

New Excessive Pathology Rent Red Book Alert!

We have been receiving reports from some practices that GP’s in private medical practices have been targeted by a recent mass Pathology Rent Red Book mail out from the Department of Health. The Department is informing referring GPs of the current prohibited kickback rules e.g. excessive rents being offered to practices and to be wary […]

Pathology Rent Police

As an accountant specialising in assisting medical practitioners, I am concerned about the unfair playing field and potential intimidating and questionable legality of the Government’s new initiative to protect big pathology business against small practices with a new data kick back monitoring system, when the there are no clear rules for enforcement or ethical brakes […]

COVID-19 Practice Pathology Collection Centre 50% Rent Reduction Alert

Why is Health and Life offering free support? Unfair demands are being placed on your practice. We need you stay strong and focused on solving the right problem, the right way the first time around. At Health and Life we want patients keep in touch with your GP. We want to keep GP practices open […]

Path labs are demanding 50% rent cuts

Major pathology companies are attempting to halve their rental payments to GP practices across the country, a move that threatens to financially cripple already struggling clinics at a time of critical need. Many Australian GP clinics depend on rental payments from co-located pathology centres to remain viable, and the revenue source has become increasingly important […]

Practices Pass Up JobKeeper by Mistake; Bullied on Rental Income

As many as 70% of GP practices may have so far passed up government support of anywhere between $30,000 and over $100,000 because practice owners and practice accountants are failing to comprehend how their practice structures actually qualify them for the new JobKeeper scheme. At the same time, major pathology labs are continuing to behave […]

New Pathology Pain: Warning for GP Practices: There is a price for certainty!

New Pathology Pain: Warning for GP Practices: There is a price for certainty! Practices are on notice. In December 2015, the Senate proposed dramatic changes to reduce patient pathology and radiology rebates. These were announced by the Government late last year. We advise our pathology and radiology related clients that these changes in government policy may […]

Pathology Lease Template (Red Book Compliant) and leasing templates​

The market value of a pathology rent is an unnecessary concern for practices. Our blog series on pathology rents demonstrates there is a right way and a wrong way to negotiate rents.  2020 COVID-19 Practice Pathology Collection Centre 50% Rent Reduction Alert According to the Royal Australian College of General Practice all major pathology corporations are […]