[Podcast] Medicare billing & records | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Matt Woollard (Director of Business Development in Operations, National Skin Cancer Centres) about how to manage Medicare billing and records in a medical practice.

For further information on this topic, you may be interested to learn more about the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in Skin Cancer Medicine.

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In this insightful podcast, Matt Woollard discusses some of the key lessons around how to bill Medicare safely and correctly.

He covers some of the “traps” and medico-legal issues doctors can encounter when billing Medicare – including not taking adequate clinical notes to support their billing claims – and how to avoid these common problems.

Matt highlights some of his Golden Rules of Medicare billing, including tips for the process of billing patients for procedures, including biopsies.

The podcast focusses on Medicare billing in skin cancer medicine, but also explores billing for general practice and cosmetic procedures.

Hear all this and much more in the full podcast above.

Head to the HealthCert Community to download your Medicare Billing Guide with expert advice on billing skin cancer and general practice consults and procedures.


Professor David Wilkinson is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. Prior to taking up the role as Chief Medical Officer with National Skin Cancer Centres, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Macquarie University for eight years, and before that was Dean of Medicine at The University of Queensland (UQ) for nine years. Since 2004, David’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert. He has taught almost 7,000 GPs the basics of skin cancer medicine in primary care.

Matt Woollard is the Director of Business Development in Operations, National Skin Cancer Centres (NSCC). Established in 2016, NSCC builds and operates skin cancer clinics across Australia, starting out with just one centre and now expanding to 20. Matt’s area of expertise in the industry is operations, based on a very strong understanding of skin cancer medicine including all aspects of Medicare in primary care.

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