PSR repayments up 1160% in five years

Non-GP specialists are paying back big bucks, the watchdog says

The total Medicare amount repaid by doctors through the Professional Services Review (PSR) has multiplied 1160% in five years.


The Medicare watchdog has revealed it concluded investigations into 101 doctors in the last financial year, resulting in the recovery of more than $29 million in fees.

It’s an increase of 40% on the year before, when the PSR secured about $21 million in repayments from 73 doctors.

Writing in the agency’s annual report, PSR director Professor Julie Quinlivan said investigations were becoming increasingly complex,