GPs repay $700,000 after MBS crackdown on telehealth claims

Some 2.5% of all telehealth claims may have breached the 'existing relationship' rule, officials say

GPs have voluntarily repaid $689,000 after the crackdown on Medicare’s ‘existing relationship’ rule for telehealth consults, the Department of Health has revealed.

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Earlier this year, 430 GPs were sent letters asking them to review their MBS claims for telehealth items from the previous nine months.

It followed the introduction of new requirements designed to stamp out corporate rorts that demanded

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