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.

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.