‘Coercive’ corporates should repay GPs’ full Medicare debts, AMA says

The association argues doctors can be placed in a vulnerable position over their billings
Geir O'Rourke

“Coercive” corporates where multiple GPs are making inappropriate Medicare claims should have to repay 100% of their doctors’ MBS debts, the AMA says.

From July following legislative changes, the Federal Government will be able to demand that practices pay back a portion of their doctors’ wrongly claimed Medicare rebates, ending the long-running rule that doctors are held fully responsible for billings in their name.