Doctors could be forced to take Medicare exam

Doctors will have to undergo examinations in “MBS rules and processes” before being given a provider number, under draft plans released by the MBS Review Taskforce.

The recommendation – which would involve doctors taking an online assessment — is designed to tackle “questionable practices” when it comes to Medicare claims.

“The proposal, if implemented, would involve a modest additional impost on providers,” claims the taskforce’s Principles and Rules committee in its new