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Medical Republic article – To name or not to name a referral…

16 Dec 2021

In the December 14 issue of  The Medical Republic’s Money & Medicine newsletter, Dr Margaret Faux discusses some entrenched billing myths around referrals.
 

“Neither GPs nor public hospitals are deliberately rorting anything in this context. Both are just strugglin…

Medical Republic article – Get SMART, or get pinged

2 Dec 2021

In the November 30 issue of  The Medical Republic’s Money & Medicine newsletter, Dr Margaret Faux and Heather Grain discuss the PSR’s latest expectation  – that Doctors adopt the SMART goals in context to management plans for chronic disease.
 

“The inability of …

Medical Republic article – Too many standards to bear

18 Nov 2021

In the November 16 issue of The Medical Republic’s Money & Medicine newsletter, Solicitor and CEO of Synapse Medical, Dr Margaret Faux, discusses the poorly understood standard of clinical relevance as Doctors try to navigate a spaghetti junction of standards for Medicare b…

Medical Republic article – Medicare365: punting on compliance

4 Nov 2021

In the November 2 issue of The Medical Republic’s Money & Medicine newsletter, Solicitor and CEO of Synapse Medical, Dr Margaret Faux, discusses Doctor’s compliance and assessing reliable advice and support from Medicare.

 
When Margaret asked doctors who participa…

Medical Republic article – When it comes to billing, doctors eat their young

21 Oct 2021

In the recent article for The Medical Republic, Solicitor and CEO of Synapse Medical, Margaret Faux, discusses Medicare billing in a GP practice and the lack of education for registrars.

“…my research found some commendable attempts to teach correct use of Medicare, the ov…

Medical Republic article – Medical billing is full of reasonable doubts

7 Oct 2021

There is a common view that medical billing is easy and doctors can learn what they need to know on the job. In the third article in this series, Margaret Faux highlights a few items that no one (including Medicare) knows how to bill correctly.

Read the full article, Medical b…

Medical Republic article – Medicare: how it started, how it’s going

22 Sep 2021

In 1975 when Medibank (later Medicare) was first introduced, the regulatory landscape was pretty simple.

Forty-five years later, it has morphed into a twisted and snarled morass of incoherent laws and other legal instruments, so complex and mercurial it would be beyond the com…

Medical Republic article – Why I did a PhD on Medicare claiming and compliance

7 Sep 2021

In this series of articles for TMR’s Money & Medicine, Margaret Faux shares her extensive research findings and recommendations for reform designed to modernise Medicare.

The first article in the series, reveals Margaret’s journey into the complexities of the Medicare …

Medical Republic article – MBS Wild West

7 Sep 2021

In the recent article for The Medical Republic,  Solicitor and CEO of Synapse Medical, Margaret Faux, discusses the launch of their online educational platform called the Australian Institute of Medical Administration and Compliance (AIMAC).

“We’re very excited to have pu…