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IABCA Awards Evening

16 Oct 2018

IABCA Awards Evening – Brisbane City Hall 12th October 2018
On Friday evening Synapse Medical Services were honoured to be in attendance at Brisbane City Hall as finalists for the fifth annual India Australia Business and Community Awards Gala evening.

Synapse were honoured…

HealthMinds Memorandum of Understanding

12 Oct 2018

Training Organisation – First MOU!
We’ve recently brought news of our officially launched registered training academy, AIMAC, and hot on the heels of the launch we are delighted to annouce the first Memorandum of Understanding involving the academy as we look to make first-c…

Key partners visit Chennai office

11 Oct 2018

Synapse partners visit our Chennai office as part of AIMAC launch
In the lead up to our official launch of our registered training organisation,  AIMAC, we invited several of our key partners to come and tour our Chennai office. We were delighted that representatives from Advan…

AIMAC Launched!

9 Oct 2018

Synapse launches a registered training organisation in Chennai.

On Wednesday 3 October, guests attended the launch of the Australian Institute of Medical Administration and Compliance (AIMAC) – a new Registered Training Organisation for Australian company Synapse Medical Ser…

Education and Development in Healthcare

3 Oct 2018

Education and Development in Healthcare
Anyone working in healthcare will notice the unique style of employment and services needed in such a specific industry. Unlike administration in any other sector, it’s important to note that education is the key to working in or running…

ISO 9001: 2015 – We did it again!

27 Sep 2018

ISO 9001: 2015
In order to improve it’s important that you have a good understanding of what you’re currently doing and where your strengths and weaknesses are. At Synapse Medical Services we are constantly evaluating how we stack up against our competition and what we actua…

Synapse Medical Services Raises Focus on Rare Diseases During Expert Panel

21 Sep 2018

In addition to our expansion efforts into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia we have maintained a presence in the United Arab Emirates for two years now. A couple of months ago we announced our partnership with OPEN Health, Connect Communications, and Dubai Science Park to launch the …

Expanding our footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

13 Sep 2018

In recent months we’ve been expanding our footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as we look to help with the adoption of ICD-10AM across the healthcare sector.

This has meant recent visits to Riyadh for our CEO, Margaret Faux, Clinical Coding Manager, Anna Coote and Busine…

Setting the record straight: separate billing doth not a scandal make

13 Sep 2018

Seventh in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

The latest article in Croakey’s #OutOfPocket series addresses a poorly-understood aspect of medical billing for privately insured patients who have been in hospital.

Margaret Faux explains why receiving two…

Synapse Connect September 2018 Bulletin

4 Sep 2018

Hello Network,

I hope you stayed warm through the southern hemisphere winter or survived the sweltering heat up north. As ever it’s been a hectic and exciting couple of months for us at Synapse towers. We’ve been globetrotting and experiencing both weather extremes.

In …

Research investigates medical billing literacy in Australia

30 Aug 2018

Of all the things a trainee medical practitioner must learn, how to bill their patients is one of the most problematic.
A single Medicare service can be the subject of more than 30 different payment rates, myriad rules and strict penalties, including custodial sentences, for no…

Digital Technology and the Future of Medical Finance Workshop

22 Aug 2018

We’re hosting a free breakfast on 31 August at our offices where we will be showcasing and demonstrating our latest medical billing service.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to use the service first hand and experience the new medical billing app that is set to disrupt …

BUPA medical billing changes effective 1 August 2018

2 Aug 2018

You have likely heard that BUPA made some changes to their Medical Providers Gap Schemes, which came into effect on the 1st August. We would like to take this opportunity to give you our quick guide as to how this might impact your billing.

Billing private patien…

Synapse serves as successful example for DFAT’s India Economic Strategy

31 Jul 2018

The following is an excerpt from the DFAT India Economic Strategy by Mr Peter N Varghese AO
 
CASE STUDY:

Synapse: A successful model of integrated service delivery for Australia and India

Australian company Synapse Medical Services has found an opportunity to …

Who teaches medical billing? A national cross-sectional survey of Australian medical education stakeholders

27 Jul 2018

Everyone involved in the practice of healthcare is expected to know how to bill correctly yet it’s not being taught in any systematic or organised fashion by anyone.

Synapse Principal and CEO Margaret Faux has been studying this issue in her PhD thesis, this article published …

Synapse hopes to restore trust between patients, providers and payers

25 Jul 2018

Pulse+IT article – Synapps MBS launch
Written by Kate McDonald
First published by Pulse+IT on 9/7/2018

Sydney medical billing, clinical coding and medical transcription specialist Synapse has launched a new rules engine-based app called Synapps MBS, aimed at ensuring Medic…

Are Medical Billing System technologies the new future of medical billing

20 Jul 2018

Synapps MBS – The future of medical billing is here. Don’t get left behind.
In Australia, medical billing can be extremely complicated and tedious. With Australia’s mixture of private and public healthcare, and changes constantly being made, billing errors can commonly oc…

Dubai Science Park Launches Knowledge Exchange Platform to Enhance Dubai’s Healthcare Sector

20 Jul 2018

Networking platform “Advance Health” outcome of MoU signed with OPEN Health, Synapse Medical Services and Connect Communications
Dubai-UE: 18 July, 2018
Dubai Science Park (DSP), a science-focused business community, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with OPEN…

Meet the Synapse Business Development Team

18 Jul 2018

We are proud of our diversity here at Synapse and our Business Development Team is a perfect example. Thom, Amanda, and Rod have each come from vastly different backgrounds and bring a wide variety of personal and professional experiences and skillsets to the table. Here’s a li…

NAIDOC Week

16 Jul 2018

NAIDOC – 1st Full Week of July
Last week was a special week in Australia and as a proudly Australian international company we wanted to bring a bit more awareness to Naidoc week. National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week is a time to celebrate Ab…

#OutOfPocket

16 Jul 2018

What does ‘No Gap’ really mean?

Want to know more? Read this article from our blog for more information….

Mental Health – A worldwide awareness

21 Jun 2018

The importance of good Mental Health Awareness
Millions of people across the globe are affected by mental illnesses. It is estimated that 300 million people suffer from depression, 260 million from anxiety disorders, 60 million from bipolar, and 23 million from schizophrenia. It…

As new study highlights financial burden on cancer patients, some ways forward on excessive healthcare costs?

12 Jun 2018

Sixth in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

A researcher (Associate Professor Louisa Gordon – lead author) who has investigated out of pocket medical costs for cancer patients has recently called for policy reform around public subsidy of the private heal…

Why do we have out of pocket medical fees?

12 Jun 2018

I pay my taxes AND private health insurance premiums yet I STILL pay out of pocket fees. Why?

Want to know more? Read this article from our blog for more information….

Synapse Connect June 2018 Bulletin

6 Jun 2018

Welcome to the latest Synapse Connect bulletin.

In March, we brought you news of exciting launches that were imminent and it gives me great pleasure to confirm that two of them (and we aren’t done yet!) are now live.

Years of hard work has gone into the new Synapse and we…

Lifting the lid on a media ‘scandal’ about doctors’ fees

23 May 2018

Fifth in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

Earlier this year, News Corp newspapers and its online sites splashed a story with the headline: The secret fee list your doctor doesn’t want you to see‘ (paywall).

In her latest contribution to Croakey’s…

Australian Digital Health Advancements in the Last Decade

17 May 2018

Australia boasts one of the strongest and most robust healthcare systems in the world. This is driven by a supportive regulatory environment, a globally renowned universal healthcare model, innovative medical research, and advancements in digital health. In fact, digital technolo…

CEO message – Synapse new website

11 May 2018

Dear Synapse Network,

As you may be aware, at Synapse Medical we have been steadily growing over the last few years, as we continue to service the healthcare administration needs of a now international client base. With this in mind, we have always been very conscious of conti…

Announcing Amanda Barbone

10 May 2018

It is an exciting time for the health industry and an even more exciting time for Synapse Medical Services.

A week prior to launching our new cutting edge platform, Synapps MBS (www.synapsemedical.com.au), Synapse welcomed a significant hire to our Business Development team, A…

International Consultancy – Building the future of Indian UHC

27 Apr 2018

One endeavour that Synapse Medical Services was delighted to be part of was the appointment of our CEO, Margaret Faux, as an honorary advisor to the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi, India.

This project was funded by the Bill & Melinda G…