Synapse Connect March bulletin

Welcome to our new, Synapse Connect bulletin. We know how busy you are so we’re keeping it short, slick and synaptic! We have four exciting pieces of news to share with you including: 1. Sessional rooms – If you’re looking for sessional rooms in premium locations in Sydney or Melbourne, register your expression of interest […]

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Synapse Newsletter January 2017

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2017 and Happy New Year! We hope you managed to steal some downtime over the holidays and have returned refreshed and ready for 2017. Here at Synapse, we are already off to a flying start with a burst of new clients joining us to get their administrative houses in […]

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Increasing Medicare rebates in the bush will not decrease patient out of pocket costs. Here’s why.

A Ministerial Advisory Committee on private health reform has proposed an increase in Medicare rebates as a way of reducing out-of-pocket costs when rural patients require inpatient services. It seems logical but will it really achieve its objective? In this article Margaret explains why it won’t work. https://croakey.org/increasing-medicare-rebates-in-the-bush-will-not-reduce-patient-out-of-pocket-costs-heres-why/  

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Newsletter, December 2016

Welcome to our last newsletter for 2016. At the end of our seventh year in business we have never been more focused as we expand our service offerings in ways I would never have imagined when I started Synapse with two people in my front room in January 2010. All services continue to grow, new […]

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Lies, damned lies and Medicare bulk-billing rates

In this article recently published in The Medical Republic, Margaret Faux discusses the myth that 85% of GP services are bulk billed. Please click on the below link to read this fascinating article.  http://www.medicalrepublic.com.au/lies-damned-lies-medicare-bulk-billing-rates/

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It’s time to celebrate because Synapps 2.2.0 is finally here!

It’s time to celebrate because Synapps 2.2.0 is finally here! As promised our new and improved app version 2.2.0 is now available from the app store: Once you have download version 2.2.0 of Synapps you will immediately see the changes we have made to make your billing easier. Watch us work on your billing: See […]

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Newsletter, September 2016

Well spring has sprung but you would be forgiven for questioning that, with temperatures still in the teens in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne! There is a lot to tell you, as there has been much happening across the Synapse teams over the past few months. We have been busily working on improvements to the app, […]

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Is after hours care keeping patients out of emergency departments?

Medicare expenditure on after hours GP services has risen dramatically in the past year. But does it really keep patients out of Emergency Departments. Margaret Faux chatted with Ellen Leadbeater on 2SER FM’s Think Health about the rise in after hours care. Listen to the full transcript here.

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