GP anaesthetists targeted with 'nudge' letters over MBS billing
The Department of Health has sent out a fresh batch of ‘nudge’ letters, this time targeting GPs with alleged inappropriate billing of anaesthetic MBS items.
The letters were sent to 199 GPs last week — including 128 GP anaesthetists — asking them to either review and repay any incorrect claims, or justify their claims.
The letters state that Medicare records suggest the doctors claimed MBS items 20100-21992 and 23010-24136 without an eligible therapeutic or diagnostic procedure being billed for the same patient episode.
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