Karen O'Mullane

Medico-legal Advisor and Chair, Synapse Medical Billing Rules Committee

Karen O’Mullane is one of the most experienced medico-legal advisors in Australia, having represented Doctors including those under investigation for incorrect Medicare billing and professional misconduct for 20 years.

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Karen O’Mullane had a significant background in general, psychiatric and midwifery nursing before being admitted as a solicitor in 1998. Karen then commenced work as a medico-legal advisor and claims manager with the Medical Defence Union. In 2000, Karen moved across to United Medical Protection as a solicitor. Her practice was broad and covered a variety of jurisdictions including civil, professional conduct, coronial inquests, Medicare and medico-legal advice. Karen remained with United Medical Protection through provisional liquidation and later Avant until July 2018. In 2015, Karen became the Head of Practice, Claims, NSW where she was responsible for ensuring the State based claims team maintained a high standard of customer service in the provision of claims, medico-legal and support services to Avant and its members. Karen is one of the most experienced medico-legal advisors in Australia, having represented Doctors including those under investigation for incorrect Medicare billing and professional misconduct.