Crackdown on docs abusing Medicare

The Department of Human Services said more than 70 large practices had come to attention so far under an investigation program focusing on practices employing four or more medical practitioners.

Specifically, investigators home in on practices where four or more practitioners are approaching, or have breached, the mark of 80 or more professional attendances on 20 or more days in a 12-month period.

“As of 30 May 2014, Medicare claims data indicates there are 73 large practices across Australia where