More GPs are rorting CDM system: Ley

HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley says an accelerating trend of GPs rorting Chronic Disease Management Plans underscores the need for reviews of the MBS and compliance measures.

“Serious concerns have been raised about the misuse of taxpayer-funded Chronic Disease Management Plans by ‘less scrupulous’ medical practices for personal financial gain,” Ms Ley said, referring to a new report on Medicare fraud.

The Professional Services Review (PSR) agency’s 2014–15 annual report, tabled in parliament today, shows a jump of 40% in Medicare fraud investigations to 62

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