Ensure your membership classification reflects your practice

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Are you at risk of not having access to support and advice when you need it the most?

MIPS receives thousands of calls from members each year- some of these calls are for minor questions but some relate to serious matters which could cost millions of dollars. 

Not covered for your healthcare practice? You risk not getting the assistance when you need it the most. Before making payment to renew your MIPS membership for 2022/2023, check your classification to make sure your information is correct and up to date. 

Regardless of how urgent a matter is, if you are in the wrong membership classification, assistance will be placed on hold until your membership details are updated and any additional fees are paid. This delay in assistance can sometimes exacerbate what is already a potentially stressful time for you. 

Your Member Benefit Statement (tax invoice) will state your membership classification, location, retroactive cover date and previous practice details.  You should check the Classification guide to ensure your membership details cover the practice you undertake.

Are your billings correct for non-employer indemnified (private) practice?

You are required to update your estimated annual gross private billings and or salary if your current details do not accurately reflect the level of cover required. If you also undertake practice where no billings are generated, you need to provide your salary for that practice (eg salary you receive for the supervision of other practitioners where those services are not employer indemnified). For more information, refer to the Classification guide

If your basis is ‘Employer indemnified only’

Employer indemnified practice refers to practice where your employer has agreed to indemnify you (to meet your AHPRA registration indemnity requirements) for any civil claims as a result of your acts, errors and omissions in carrying out your duties. If you are uncertain of your indemnity arrangements, you should seek confirmation from your employer.

If your basis is ‘Registrar’ or ‘Dental specialist in training’

If you have obtained your specialist qualification or you no longer meet the criteria for the Registrar/Dentist in training  basis contact MIPS to update your details.

Do you undertake cosmetic services?

Most categories exclude cover for cosmetic practice including minor cosmetic procedures such as botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and dermal resurfacing.  Refer to the Classification guide for more information. 

Insurance cover is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy. The information provided is general advice only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or needs. You should review the Member Handbook Combined PDS and FSG and/or contact MIPS on 1800 061 113, before making a decision. Information is current as at the date published.  

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