GPs cry foul over Medicare's 'misleading' telehealth rule

Doctors targeted in the latest health department crackdown say they are victims of bureaucratic semantics

GPs targeted in a Federal Department of Health telehealth compliance blitz say they are victims of misleading Medicare rules.

Dr Muhammad Sharif.

On Thursday, the department said 400 doctors had been sent letters demanding they justify their claims amid concerns that they were billing for consults with patients who had not been in their practice in the previous 12 months.

Among them was Dr