College backs mandatory MBS exam for doctors

A proposal for all doctors to take an exam on MBS "rules and processes" has the backing of the RACGP.

The idea is being pitched by the MBS Review Taskforce because it believes too many doctors have a "limited awareness" of the system, resulting in inappropriate claims.

If adopted it will probably involve an online assessment which would have to be completed by all doctors before Medicare will grant a provider number.

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