The Rules of Referrals – Includes Locum Billing Rules


Refer, refer, refer! That’s a big part of your day, isn’t it? Are you doing it correctly though? Are you sure?

1 hour, self-paced


The Rules of Referrals – includes locum billing rules

What is this about?

When does a referral have to be to a named specialist and when does it not? Come find out as we take a walk through the law to answer this important but poorly understood issue.

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


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What the course covers

Referrals are one of the most poorly understood but critically important components of medical billing in Australia. We are here to change that! We want you to come away after completing this short course with the most comprehensive understanding of how referral law impacts your billing. We will also explain clearly the locum rules that apply when you are covering for your colleagues (a highly error prone area). This course will walk you through the law and unpack and apply it to real life scenarios, bust some myths you may have heard, all presented in an engaging and informative way that will leave you satisfied and confident.

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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