'Not fair': GP ordered to repay half a million dollars

A RURAL GP who overbilled Medicare by more than $520,000 in a single year has told a disciplinary tribunal it’s “not fair” that he has to pay the money back.

Dr Qing Shan Liu, whose registration has already lapsed, has been barred from reapplying for 12 months after being found guilty of professional misconduct over his fraudulent billing and several other complaints, including deficient patient care and note-taking.

Appearing before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Dr Liu largely accepted that he had overbilled Medicare. But he contended that as a