Dr Brigid Corrigan
Chair, AMA (WA) Private Specialist Practice Group
“The private practice landscape is con-tinuously evolving and can be difficult to navigate for specialists. Specialist private practice often involves dealing with large corporate bodies including private hospitals and insurers which can be complex for both specialists and our patients. Changing govern-ment regulation also affects us and can have unintended consequences.Having collective representationthrough the Private Specialist Practice Group of AMA (WA) ensures private specialists have a voice which is heard on issues which directly impact our practices and our patients.”
Part-Time prices are also available. Your AMA (WA) membership fee is tax deductible.
Advocating for Private Practice Specialists
Provided members with an expert legal summary on the application of payroll tax to Western Australian medical centres, easing concerns about how Eastern States rulings on widening the tax didn’t apply in WA.
Engaged in ongoing advocacy with the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHPA) due to discrepancies in Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) funding for different specialties, affecting theatre access for specialties that aren’t remunerated well.
Provided advice and representation to specialist doctors on legal and workplace relations matters.
Supported Private Practice with advice on State and Federal Awards, and access to template contracts.
Contributed to various significant pieces of public health policy with formal submissions and advocacy
Addressed the needs of private specialists' education at MEDCON23 with targeted sessions on medico-legal issues, cybersecurity, and the rise of robotic surgery in the treatment of cancer.
Established CPD Home, your convenient and comprehensive professional development home now that the Medical Board of Australia has new CPD standard requirements in place, discounted at 50 per cent for AMA (WA) members.
Benefits of being an AMA (WA) member
JOB SECURITY & SAFETY
The AMA (WA) negotiates your EBA.
EXPERT ADVICE & REPRESENTATION
Whether you’re an employee, contractor or a practice owner, members can access expert industrial relations advice and representation.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Contribute to the development of health policy and advocacy via our practice groups and help us lobby State and Federal Governments.
CPD HOME DISCOUNTED SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe as an AMA member to receive a 50% discount.
DISCOUNTED & FREE EVENTS
Special member rates for AMA (WA) conferences, seminars, webinars and networking events. Plus free access to financial insurance, and mortgage broking education events.
DISCOUNTED MEDICAL PRODUCTS
Receive discounts on online purchases of medical products including equipment, instruments and furniture. Members making regular purchases can also organise tailored discounts.
$100 OFF THE MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST COURSE
Delivered by AMA Training.~
$500 OFF THE DIPLOMA OF PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Delivered by AMA Training.~
THREE-MONTH CANDIDATE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE
For candidate placements sourced direct by AMA Recruit.
FREE POLICE MEDICAL ID CARD
An AMA (WA) and WA Police initiative, the Medical ID card is free to members for use during medical emergencies.
MEMBER BENEFITS PROGRAM
Enjoy great savings on hundreds of travel, automotive, health, fitness and entertainment retailers.
REFER A FRIEND & SAVE
Private Practice Specialists are eligible for $100 membership credit for each successful referred member – save up to $400 per year (T&Cs apply).
FREE FINANCIAL EVENTS
Access to free financial insurance and mortgage broking seminars and webinars.
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
Receive Medicus and Med e-link publications plus other communication resources.
GET UP TO $2K CASHBACK ON HOMELOANS
Members are eligible to receive up to $2K cashback on top of cash back offers from banks or lenders (T&Cs apply).
$100 VOUCHERS ON SELECT INSURANCE POLICIES
Receive $100 vouchers for new policies including Management Liability, Equipment Breakdown and Medical Practice Business Insurance.*
FINANCIAL PLAN DISCOUNT
Receive 5% discount on the development of a comprehensive financial plan.
ADVICE SERVICE PROGRAM DISCOUNT
Receive 5% discount on fees associated with our ongoing financial planning (advice) service program.
AMA FINANCE BROKERS REFER A FRIEND
AMA members that refer a friend, colleague or family member for a new home loan or refinancing will receive a referral fee of up to $2,000 (T&Cs apply).
FREE FINANCIAL HEALTH CHECKS
With an accredited AMA Financial Adviser.
FREE PERSONALISED WEALTH REPORT
To help better understand your financial health.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE MEMBERSHIP FEE
Your AMA (WA) membership fee is tax deductible.
FREE CPR TRAINING
Which goes towards CPD points.
^For Terms and conditions visit www.amafinance.com.au/home-loans/cashback-offer. Refer to the bank or lender cashback terms and conditions. *This is an AMA (WA) member benefit, provided externally by preferred providers and not by AMA Insurance Brokers or AMA Financial Planning. ~Terms and conditions apply. +5% discount is available for online purchases only. Limited to one discount per transaction. Cannot be redeemed with any other promotion. For AMA Finance Broker Refer a friend T&C’s visit www.amafinance.com.au/refer-a-friend. For AMA (WA) Refer a friend T&Cs visit www.amawa.com.au/member-referral-program.