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Access All Areas, The Private Practice Magazine

16 Sep 2013

While Telehealth is a rational approach to addressing specialist shortages in rural and remote parts of the country, Margaret Faux says there are complex issues for all practitioners to get to grips with.
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The Rules on Referrals, The Private Practice Magazine

21 Jul 2013

Worried about whether your referrals would stand up to scrutiny in a Medicare audit? In the interest of clearing up your concerns, Margaret Faux undertakes the forensics on this complex subject.
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Contracts, Claiming and the Colon, The Private Practice Magazine

5 Apr 2013

Margaret poses the question: when do you have a contractual relationship with your patient as a service provider, when billing your patient?
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Claiming on Consumables, The Private Practice Magazine

9 Dec 2012

Uncertain about the Medicare rules on charging for bandages and
other consumables? Margaret Faux outlines your options.
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Note worthy, The Private Practice Magazine

24 Sep 2012

Keeping good patient records is a vital component of running an efficient medical practice, writes Margaret Faux.
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The cheque’s in the mail: managing arrears and bad debt in private practice

31 Aug 2012

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Claiming Control, The Private Practice Magazine

22 Jun 2012

If a claim is made to Medicare with your provider number on it, Margaret Faux explains why the responsibility for it lies solely with you.
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Medicare Matters, The Private Practice Magazine

4 Apr 2012

Working in the medical-billing arena is always interesting. Dealing with the machinations of Medicare and the health funds has been a continuous learning process.
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Handle with Care, The Private Practice magazine

10 Nov 2011

Can a patient provide too much information? Margaret Faux discusses the laws around privacy and what health professionals can do to safeguard records.

In the provision of health care, it seems strange to even contemplate that there could be too much information about a patient…


6 Sep 2011

When is medical information too much information?

In the provision of health care, it seems strange to even consider that there could be too much information about a patient. Doctors are trained to only consider diagnosis and treatment when all the available facts have been ga…

Mind the gap, Medical Billing, The Private Practice magazine

6 Sep 2011

It’s a fact that some doctors misunderstand the constraints of bulk billing. To set the record straight, Margaret Faux explains the Medicare rules, using out-of-hospital services as an example.

When it comes to billing outpatients, with the exception of worker’s compensation, …

Myth Busting, Medical Billing, The Private Practice magazine

30 Sep 2010

Navigating the medical billing maze can be maddening, but dispelling five common beliefs helps to make sense of the system, writes Margaret Faux.

1. Simplified billing is simple
This is possibly the greatest misnomer in medical history. Simplified billing otherwise known as n…

Private Practice in a Bag, The Private Practice

18 Jun 2010

By Margaret Faux. In the 1990s, the spread of computers promised to free up office workers. Without the need for paper, workers would be able to set up their computer wherever there was space.

But it took a decade for “hot desking” to catch on. Today there are profes…