Bid to hold corporates accountable when GPs over-service


Corporates that pressure GPs to boost profits by over-servicing would be forced to repay Medicare rebates from their own pockets under a proposed compliance overhaul.

At present, doctors are held wholly responsible for any MBS billing — even if an employer or contractor processes the claims and alters them without their knowledge.

When Medicare investigators come knocking, doctors are forced to repay all inappropriately claimed rebates even though, under their contracts, they may have already handed over a big chunk of the