PSR orders neurologist to repay $1.5 million in rebates for EEGs, nerve conduction tests and consult items

The PSR recouped almost $4 million in rebates this April.

A neurologist will repay $1.5 million in Medicare rebates after the Professional Services Review found he altered EEG referrals to claim higher rebates and inaccurately reported nerve conduction tests.

A Professional Services Review (PSR) panel found that the unidentified neurologist had claimed MBS item 11003 for an EEG of at least three hours, with a schedule fee of $358, without clinical indication or after failing to complete the procedure in a “clinically appropriate way”.