Nurse Practitioner Billing

Welcome to this short course on Nurse Practitioner billing.

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.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to bill with more confidence as you will now have a greater understanding of intricacies of Medicare billing for Nurse Practitioners

0.5 hours, self-paced


Nurse Practitioner Essentials Pack

What is this about?

A short course for Nurse Practitioners 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


What the course covers

This course is designed as a quick overview with some helpful tips to get you started billing correctly

The course comprises the following sections
– The basics: bulk billing and patient claims
– The law applicable to Nurse Practitioners
– Collaborative arrangements
– Telehealth
– Pathology and Radiology
– Public Hospital Outpatients
– Billing on the same day as the patient’s doctor
– Specific record keeping requirements for Nurse Practitioners
– Referring
– Protecting your provider number – a case study
– Practical matters and electronic transmission
– Take Home Messages

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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