Legal changes to affect GPs' Medicare billing

Now more than ever, it's in your best interests to get your MBS claiming right

AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Richard Kidd offers his opinions on the legal changes surrounding Medicare billing and suggests that the new arrangements should give GPs pause for thought.

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New amendments to the Health Insurance Act 1973, strengthening the Government’s debt recovery powers and seeking to tackle the role of corporate entities in billing under Medicare, have recently been passed by Parliament.

Practitioners may have a debt to the Commonwealth raised against them due to receipt of incorrectly, inappropriately, or