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.

1 hour, self-paced


Introduction to Medicare and medical billing

What is this about?

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.

Who wrote this course?

Dr Margaret Faux

Dr Margaret Faux is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia, having practiced law for over two decades. Margaret is an academic scholar of Medicare and health insurance law. Margaret has published in peer reviewed journals on the topic of Medicare and medical billing law, and completed her PhD on the topic of Medicare claiming and compliance. Margaret has also been administering medical billing since Medicare began (across every medical specialty), is a Registered Nurse, and the founder and CEO of global MedTech company, Synapse Medical , which operates one of the largest medical billing services in Australia via an app-based billing system with Australia’s only medical billing rules engine. Margaret is passionate about supporting health care providers with their Medicare compliance obligations and unravelling the mysteries of Medicare. She established Synapse’s training academy, The Australian Institute of Medical Administration and Compliance ‘AIMAC’ to further that purpose. AIMAC offers the only comprehensive online courses on medical billing in Australia. Margaret is considered one of Australia’s leading experts on the operation of Medicare and Australia’s health financing arrangements. She contributes widely to the national health reform debate.


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What the course covers

To understand Medicare you first have to understand the impact of the 1946 referendum and the change to the Australian Constitution that followed. But who wants to study Constitutional Law right? Well fear not doctors, we have covered it off quickly and simply in an engaging way (there’s even a YouTube clip thrown in), but without skimming over the important things you need to know to get your billing right.

Once you undertake this short course you will be the person your colleagues turn to with questions you never thought you would be able to answer.  We will give you an easy to understand overview of the Australian health system and the divisions of the roles within government, both State and Federal. You will also leave the course with a comprehensive overview of Medicare’s regulatory framework and will know when you can charge whatever you like, and when you can’t.

How the course is conducted

This course has been designed to be completely independent and self-paced meaning there is no need for intervention from a trainer.


Short Q&A and MCQ.

You are allowed to go back and forth in the courses and re-do quizzes multiple times


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