Govt asks GPs to dob in dodgy telehealth providers

Health officials say they are 'actively monitoring' the integrity and quality of services being provided

The Federal Health Department is asking doctors to dob in telehealth entrepreneurs they suspect are ripping off Medicare amid claims of an MBS 'free-for-all'.

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More than $400 million in rebates has been claimed for standard GP telehealth consults since the emergency items were introduced in March.

Health officials say they are aware of the concerns over potential rorts and are warning practitioners can be reported to AHPRA if they do not have arrangements for patients to be seen in-person when clinically necessary.