GPs beware: auditors have got your number

The law says you're responsible for incorrect MBS claims, regardless of who does the billing

There’s something about the phrase ‘you are being audited’ that makes everyone uncomfortable. When the audit in question is of your Medicare billings, the consequences of an unfavourable finding can be significant.

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But for many doctors, a practice’s Medicare billing process can seem opaque. GPs may not be aware of what is being billed under their provider number, or may feel pressured into allowing their provider number to be used to bill for services. 

The key message for doctors is that you will be accountable for claims made under