Medical Billing in Public Hospitals


I’ve heard that bulk billing outpatients in a public hospitals is illegal. Is that true? No, it’s not! We’ll walk you through the law of public hospital billing and bust a few more common myths along the way.

2 hours, self-paced


Medical Billing in Public Hospitals

What is this about?

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 may raise ethical issues.

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

This is one of the most emotive areas of medical billing and one where misinformation is rife. We want you to have correct information and the confidence to carry out your work within the constraints of the law and calm in the knowledge you are doing the right thing. This short course will leave you with an in-depth understanding of a complicated topic and free you from the stress of misinformation. We will give you a detailed understanding of the legal framework, the application of the business rules in the National Health Reform Agreement, dealing with private health insurers and ever changing patient statuses, and much more. We have done the hard work so that you can sit back, learn and relax, and then get on with treating 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 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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