Reprint: Does your accreditation expire between now and December 2014?

Reprint: Does your accreditation expire between now and December 2014?

Northern Sydney Medicare Local would like to amend an article that ran in a previous issue of Primary Care Weekly News (7 Nov 2013).

The following has been reprinted with permission from GPA Accreditation Plus:

Does your accreditation expire in 2014?

If the answer is yes, and you have not done so already, it is time for you to register for accreditation.

To ensure you maximise the benefits of our program, particularly the audited feedback on your preliminary documents, GPA encourages practices to register twelve months prior to their accreditation expiry date. With a twelve-month timeline, accreditation can be undertaken in a measured and well planned way, allowing you to complete the program without the anxiety of limited time.

Registration is undertaken online, with your completed registration form arriving electronically to our office and being processed immediately. Once registered with GPA, you will receive a pack to get you started on your program, and your assigned Quality Accreditation Manager will then make an introductory call, and you can ask any questions and discuss your timelines. If your practice has never undergone accreditation before, GPA will also issue you with a registration certificate, which you can submit to Medicare with your PIP / PNIP applications.

GPA understands that accreditation is something that needs to be undertaken while you continue to run your practice, so GPA encourages you to register early, take advantage of their intuitive program and support, and approach accreditation as an accomplishment, not a test.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact GPA's administration team on info@gpa.net.au, or call 1800 188 088. Alternatively, head straight to theregistration page to get started now.

Reprint: Does your accreditation expire between now and December 2014?