Patient Categories and Statuses for Medical Billing – not as easy as you might think!

1 hour, self-paced


Patient categories and statuses for medical billing – not as easy as you might think!

What is this about?

Do you know the differences between an outpatient, a non-admitted patient, a day patient, an inpatient, a type C patient, a newborn and a patient in an emergency department? Come find out why it matters and how it affects your billing decisions.

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

A topic that is not as easy as it sounds, but don’t worry you have come to the right place to become an expert on this tricky but extremely important area, particularly for doctors working in hospital settings. This short course is a comprehensive guide to categorising patients correctly and understanding the funding arrangements that apply to each. Some of the things you will learn are; the difference between hospital categories and Medicare categories, outpatients and non-admitted patients, Type C patients, Day admissions, newborn baby categories and much, much more. We will also cover how to manage changing patient statuses for patients in public hospitals. Upon completion of this course you will able to carry out mistake free medical billing with confidence and focus your attention on the things that are more important to you like improving the lives and outcomes of 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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