Govt urged to create mandatory exam on Medicare rules
All doctors would have to pass an online test about Medicare rules before receiving a provider number, under a proposal from the MBS Review Taskforce.
The plan was outlined in the taskforce’s final report to Minister for Health Greg Hunt published on Monday evening.
It said a mandatory exam was needed because many doctors had “limited awareness” of MBS rules and sometimes adopted “questionable practices on the advice of colleagues”.
“The proposal, if implemented, would involve a modest