GPs warned: Beware 'expert' advice on Medicare

Academics are calling for the government to regulate billing education providers

Doctors should steer clear of following advice from so-called Medicare billing gurus because so many MBS rules are vague, incomprehensible and ambiguous, researchers are warning.


In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth in the number of companies and expert advisers offering guidance on how to best navigate Medicare — particularly as doctors and practices struggle under limited rebates.

But much of the information shared is potentially incorrect, warn academics from the University of Technology Sydney.

They point to the