PSR cases to be exempt from new Medicare debt recovery scheme

Doctors found guilty by the peer-review process will continue to pay their full debts

Doctors found guilty of inappropriate claims by Australia's top Medicare watchdog will not be able to force their workplaces to help repay their share of rebates back to the government.

Medicare cash

Under a long-awaited reform, from July the rule that doctors are automatically held fully responsible for all MBS billings in their name will finally be ditched.

The move is intended to increase the fairness of the Medicare compliance process, amid concerns that doctors are being forced to repay rebates — even in cases where