Is there any way of doing a CPI price increase across all services?

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Is it possible to do a price increase without going into each item individually? 
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Hugh Matthews Podiatry- Ballarat

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Andrew, Community Manager

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Currently there is no way to do this. Most users like to fine tune their pricing and do a little bit of rounding when adjusting their prices. If you are interested, for a small charge we can have one of our technical staff connect to your database to adjust all your pricing by writing an update script for you. It would be around 30 minutes of chargeable work.
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Hand Works

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I agree - it would save a lot of time. Even if this was done across the board as a percentage, we could then go in and edit any little things we needed to, but not necessarily every item.
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Tony Taddeo, Managing Director

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I'm struggling with this as professional fees are normally set at the recommend rate by a professional association. Generally when they increase it is not by a CPI or other fixed percentage amount.
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Trevor Thomson

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Tony,
This is not allowed.
It is not legally possible to even discuss ones fees with with another practioner.
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Tony Taddeo, Managing Director

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I can confirm that many of the Allied Health associations do provide their members recommend fees.  They don’t bind their members to these fees, which are only to be used as a guide. I personally don’t believe that this constitutes the illegal practice of price fixing as you might be alluding, however I am not an authority on the matter.

Perhaps you could start a new post in the Practice Management category highlighting this possible issue for general discussion.