Fear of Medicare audits ‘leading GPs to under-bill’ for their care

Researchers claim they lack adequate education on correct billing practices
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Margaret Faux (PhD)
Dr Margaret Faux (PhD).

GPs are “billing defensively” and losing income because they are confused about the legalities of the MBS, it has been claimed.

A decade ago, the then director of the PSR, Dr Tony Webber, alleged that up to 15% of Medicare claims were technically non-compliant, with deliberate abuse by doctors a major factor.