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?

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

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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