Scrap MBS care plan items

The current MBS items for care plans should be scrapped to end systemic Medicare rorting, the former boss of the Professional Services Review says.

Dr Tony Webber, who left as director of the PSR last year, said the items for both the management plans and team care arrangements had created a cash “bonanza” for practices, with some corporates setting doctors weekly claims targets.

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, he said: