How to prepare your practice for a DoH investigation
During the past six months, there has been an increase in federal Department of Health investigations into the operation of Australian medical practices.
The key issues that have been targeted include Medicare claims and billing practices, telehealth, and pathology and imaging rents.
Medicare claims and billing practices
The most significant recent change is the introduction of the Shared Debt Recovery scheme in July last year.
It means that the practice as well as the doctor can be held responsible