GPs billing for point-of-care HbA1c tests risk breaking Medicare rules: RACGP

The items were launched at the height of COVID-19.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Gary Deed.

GPs have claimed thousands of rebates for point-of-care HbA1c tests even though no GP practice has met a mandatory accreditation rule, the RACGP says.

The college warned members on Friday that the Department of Health and Aged Care had identified a “compliance risk” for MBS item 73812, which can be claimed three times a year per patient.