Medical Billing and Compliance for Psychologists

Welcome to this short course for Australian Psychologists who bill using Medicare.

The course is designed as a quick overview with some helpful tips to get you started billing correctly. However, it is imperative that you understand the law, because Medicare is public money, and there are criminal sanctions for non-compliance. It is important to get it right and we are here to help.

When it comes to legally correct Medicare billing, it is usually more important to understand how to bill, rather than just what to bill.

0.5 hours, self-paced



What is this about?

A short course for Australian Psychologists who bill using Medicare.

Who wrote this course?

Margaret Faux

Margaret Faux is a Lawyer who specialises in Medicare and Health Insurance Law. She is also a Registered Nurse and has been involved in medical billing for over 30 years. Margaret is the Founder and CEO of an international medical administration company, Synapse Medical Services, which operates one of the largest medical billing services in Australia. She is a published PhD researcher on the topic of Medicare claiming and compliance and is completing her doctorate at the University of Technology. Margaret’s company works in multiple health systems around the world including having been appointed by a Government body in India to advise on a project mapping the legal framework of India’s health system. Margaret is a regular presenter on the topic of Medicare claiming and compliance and the operation of health financing systems, has made numerous appearances on radio to discuss Medicare issues, and is regularly asked to comment in relation to Australian health sector reform. She also contributes regularly to medical media including contributing to Australian Doctor and Medical Observer as well as being a regular contributor to the Croakey Health Blog. Margaret is also a guest lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, in the Faculty of Health and her publications are available at this link


Are you a Psychologist and want to know how to bill rather than just what to bill?

Our aim is to fill you with a deep understanding of the billing so you can continue doing your job with confidence.

What the course covers

This course covers a range of real life scenarios that help you explore ethical dilemmas in the complex world of medical billing. Come to examine your billing practices in a whole new light with our one-of-a-kind ethics course. Walkaway with a framework for honorable and ethical decision making when billing your patients.

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 the 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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