Medicare crackdowns threaten patient care: RACGP

College issues warning in response to latest compliance tactic

The growing doctor backlash to Medicare’s compliance programs is undermining patient care, the RACGP has told the Department of Health.

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The college has issued the warning in response to the department’s latest compliance proposal, which involves linking doctors’ MBS claims histories to data from AHPRA, the PBS and Department of Home Affairs to identify potential rorts.

The RACGP says it is “not opposed” to the specific plan but warns it could add to “a growing perception that

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