GP loses $450k inappropriate billing case

A GP ordered to repay almost half a million dollars in inappropriately claimed Medicare rebates has lost his fight to have the decision overturned.

Dr Nicholas Sevdalis was ordered to repay $453,000 and handed a two-year MBS ban in April 2015 following a Professional Services Review probe into his billing of home visits, level C consults and GP management plans.

On Tuesday, the Federal Court dismissed the Melbourne GP's appeal to overturn the decision.

The original ruling had hinged partially on Dr Sevdalis's notes, which were ruled inadequate by the PSR because

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