Medical Practitioners

Get your CME points here

Australian doctors, we know you have never been taught how Medicare and the Australian health system works but we also know that many of you would like to find out. So we are creating a series of short courses to teach you everything you need to know about medical billing and Australia’s health system.

Our courses deliver law, facts and evidence. We know that you like evidence as doctors and so do we. So just as you like to practice evidence based medicine, we at AIMAC like to deliver evidence based medical billing courses. So get ready to see the law, read the cases and learn the facts about what you can and cannot do out there in the murky, confusing, labyrinthine world of Australian medical billing.

And attention all medical students and interns
– for you, the most important courses are free!

Yep, health dollars are scarce right around the world, and we therefore believe so strongly in the importance of getting your billing right from your first day on the job, that we are offering the essentials pack free for all medical students and interns upon confirmation of your AHPRA registration status and a few other details. Click here to signup for FREE

1. Essential Pack includes:

  1. Who pays for health?

    Who do you think should pay for health? Everyone has a different opinion but despite the myriad answers, there are really only two common viewpoints about who should pay and in this course, we will unpack and dissect them both. We will also take a look at the main drivers which make the health market unique and explore the various funding arrangements for Australia's health system.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  2. Introduction to Medicare and medical billing

    Here we introduce you to the Constitutional foundations of the Australian health system and key components of Medicare law. Together, we will explore where health dollars come from, who pays for what and why and last but not least, we will bring in the Medicare rebate and dispel myths around who owns it.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  3. Bulk billing, Medicare's heart beat

    Laws, case studies and principles - grab onto your lawyer hats as we journey deep into the world of bulk billing and dissect the delicate legal process that makes Medicare tick.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  4. Provider number law and practice

    One of the most basic elements of medical billing – provider numbers – is so complex. And there's so much conflicting information out there. But fear not medical specialists! Let us walk you through the laws relating to your provider number/s and demonstrate some of the practical challenges you will likely face using your provider number in daily practice. What do you do when you need to bill outpatients on one provider number and inpatients on another, but you only have one and Medicare refuses to issue you another? It’s common and there’s a solution.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  5. Categories of patients for medical billing - not as easy as you might think!

    Oh so many categories! But don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered with this handy hour long guide to categorising patients correctly. Learn the differences between an outpatient, a non-admitted patient, a day patient, an inpatient, a patient in an emergency department, understand why it matters and much, much more.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  6. The rules on referrals

    Refer, refer, refer! That’s a big part of your day, isn’t it? Are you doing it correctly though? Are you sure? When does a referral have to be to a named specialist and when does it not? Come find out as we take a walk through the law to answer this important but poorly understood issue.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  7. Medical billing in public hospitals

    How often have you read that bulk billing outpatients in public hospitals is illegal? Well, you may be surprised (and relieved) to learn that it’s not! Nor is informing privately insured patients about their options to use their private health insurance while admitted in a public facility. We’ll settle these issues once and for all by taking you for a walk through the relevant law. We’ll also look at specific case studies demonstrating the grey areas, where something may not be illegal but does raise ethical questions.

    Course length and format:
    1 hour, self-paced.

  8. Record keeping requirements for doctors

    Hey Australian medical practitioners! Sick of all the paperwork? Let us teach you
    about what constitutes good medical record documentation. Together we will
    explore the standards that apply under the National law and Medicare Australia and
    create documents in accordance with these requirements.

    Course length and format:
    2 hours, self-paced.

 

  1. 2. More Courses Coming Soon

    Understanding the Medicare Benefits Schedule
    Private outpatient billing
    Inpatient billing 1 – introduction to no gap billing
    Inpatient billing 2 – introduction to known-gap billing and direct to patient claims
    Too many codes – what is an ACHI and is it different from the MBS, and has either got anything to do with ICDs and DRGs?
    The law of informed financial consent
    Medical billing under a corporate contract
    The law, ethics and consequences of profiting from price
    Telehealth billing
    Surgical assistant billing
    Oncology and haematology billing
    Paediatric billing
    Radiation oncology billing
    Diagnostic imaging billing
    Pathology billing
    General Practice billing
    Rural and remote General Practice billing

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