Scant level B cuts info means fraud risk for GPs

GPs are being urged to get their heads around impending changes to the level B item descriptors amid fears they could end up inadvertently defrauding Medicare.

While the MBS item is claimed 87.8 million times a year, the Department of Human Services, which administers Medicare, has given out no information regarding the major revamp coming into effect on 19 January.

The only official information on the new ban concerning claiming item 23 for consults lasting less than 10 minutes was buried in a fact sheet