Federal Court dismisses GP’s claim that PSR must hold in-person hearings

The GP was accused of 'systemically' billing MBS items for patients that had not attended an appointment.

A GP who appealed Professional Services Review findings on the basis he was not offered multiple in-person hearings during a nine-month investigation has lost his court case. 

A Professional Services Review (PSR) committee had accused the GP of claiming Medicare consultations for patients he had not seen, as well as inadequate documentation.