Medicare watchdog claws back $3m in one month from GPs

Overclaiming level C and care plan items cited as common problem

Medicare's Professional Services Review watchdog has recouped more than $3 million from GPs during November for inappropriate claims.


Seven GPs voluntarily repaid funds from MBS claims including individual repayments of some $650,000, $600,000 and $480,000.

Most admitted to inappropriately claiming item 23 and item 36 — the level B and level C consultation items.

MBS items for writing and reviewing care plans were also well-represented in the