Check out the Spring edition of In Touch!
The Spring edition of In Touch is bursting with news, information and great offers for MAA members. Here's a sneak peek:
- Invitation to AGM and FREE Cupping Workshop - worth 15 CPE points!
- Member of the Year award - get your vote in!
- Fantastic new CPE opportunities
Our regular sections have the usual handy hints and tips for therapists. Learn how self-employed and contracting therapists can access Paid Parental Leave (PPL), get some tips on how to boost your service and your profits, and read about how to work safely with pregnant clients.
Have you checked out the Courses & Events Tab lately?
The CPE Sub-committee have been working hard on your behalf and encouraging members and non members who are experts in their fields to provide quality Continuing Education Opportunities for you.
If you have a passion for sharing your expertise and knowledge with other therapists and have some workshops or short courses developed in areas of ethical practice, business, communications, marketing, advertising or 'how to treat' conditions then please contact the Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out how you can be recognised for delivery of CPE to MAA Members.
CPE Sub-committee 05/09/2015
New information for ARHG provider of services
Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG) has updated its information relevant to what you need to become a provider of services. The information includes: funds covered by ARHG, qualifications required, provider number and definition of modalities. View the details here.
Unknown Received Payments
Our Finance Manager and Office Staff, although wonderful and amazingly astute, do not as yet possess magical abilities to determine where individual payments into the MAA Bank Account come from when they are not referenced. We kindly ask all members and potential members making payments for their Memberships to please reference the payment with either their name and/or Member Number and send a notice or the payment Receipt to email@example.com.
The quicker we can determine where the payment came from, the quicker you can begin or continue your journey to success as a MAA Member.
MAA Secretary -17/06/2015
Member Renewal Invitation
Your membership of the MAA may now be due to be renewed and if so you benefit from your continued membership of one of the longest established massage industry associations in Australia. Having been established for over 30 years, the MAA is committed to helping you to be a successful professional therapist by developing a very competitive package of benefits including:
- CREDIBILITY of belonging to one of the longest established associations;
- LOWER FEES for Renewal by focussing on practitioner essentials;
- LOWEST COST LIABILITY INSURANCE;
- CONTINUING EDUCATION, INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS; and
- FIND A PRACTITIONER service for your potential clients.
The MAA Board and Office is committed to you, and we look forward to supporting you in your massage journey and welcoming you as a member in 2015 - 2016.
Call For Board Members & Board Sub-Committee Members 2015
MAA is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably experienced individuals to join the Board of Directors and Board sub-committees. This is your opportunity to value add to your Association and assist yourself and other members in personal and professional development. Members helping Members to meet the Objects of your Constitution.
This is an exciting opportunity for Members to explore the possibillity of contributing expertise and knowledge in Governance and Leadership to support the Office and all members to continue to grow and develop.
The AGM is fast approaching and all members welcome new and fresh ideas from new Board members and innovative skilled Committee members to take us into the next phase of development.
For more infromation please send an email to the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org and request your Skills Matrix form, Duty Statement and EOI form.
MAA Secretary - 05/09/2015
Update to Medibank's Requirements for Recognised Providers
Medibank has updated its Requirements for Recognised Providers. The particular amendments relate to facilities, privacy, average services and fair and reasonable charges. These requirements are effective from 25 March 2015. It is very important that you familarise yourself with the amended Requirements for Recognised Providers. We also suggest that you share this information with colleagues, supervisors, managers and owners of workplaces so they are aware of your responsibilities.
Provider Number Issuing Update
Medibank are improving the processes for issuing provider numbers. If you have reached the stage of meeting the required “Education Criteria” (12 months full time training with supervised clinical practice or 18 months part time training with supervised clinical practice) and have been placed on the monthly “Medibank Changes Report”, Medibank will send your Provider Number letter to the Office and then the Office will let you know and they will send the Medibank Number to you via email. Make sure you keep this number safe and use it wisely. They are difficult to get and easy to lose. There is no “fast tracking” or “jumping the que”. Each member is treated as an individual. When the Office request the member to send in certain information it is to assist you achieve recognition. Please make sure you send in the requested information quickly so your case can be completed. Patience and quiet determination to achieve your goal is required and attention to the information requested usually brings good results. Please refresh yourself with the MAA Medibank Private commitment requirements to meet the full criteria.