Medicare rejects doctors' anatomical arguments over disputed MBS item

It comes after three skin cancer doctors were told to repay $1.2 million in Medicare rebates after inappropriately using item 18234

Skin cancer doctors have lost a human anatomy battle with Medicare, after it ignored arguments that the infraorbital nerve is a primary branch of the trigeminal nerve. 

Dr Vin Rajeswaran
Dr Vin Rajeswaran.

The debate originally began three years ago after three skin cancer doctors were investigated by the PSR for claiming item 18234 alongside items for skin excisions and GP attendances.