GP banned from claiming item 23 for 3 years

Medicare watchdog makes rare move of prohibiting doctor from billing Level B attendances

A GP with “deficient” records has been banned from billing Level B attendances through Medicare and ordered to repay $650,000, after the watchdog found they couldn’t prove they had been meeting the appropriate requirements.

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The Professional Services Review (PSR) has made the rare move of prohibiting the GP for three years from claiming Medicare item 23 — the standard GP consult — in a ruling published this week.

The GP did not keep satisfactory records or provide “adequate clinical input” according to the ruling, which was revealed on Wednesday in the PSR’s December

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