Call for investigation into HMR overservicing

A leading clinical pharmacist has backed calls for an investigation into claims that some HMR providers were overservicing and were responsible for the costs of the program blowing out.

Debbie Rigby, chair of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Accredited Pharmacists Reference Group, said she backed recent editorials by Chris Alderman and Professor Andy Gilbert, calling for new funding arrangements for the HMR program and an investigation into the over-servicing claims.

“Chris asks the question in the mind of every accredited