Medicare could learn from Arafat and Rabin

WE ALL recognise the value of doctors recalling patients for important follow-ups, but now Medicare has got into the act too.

A system has just been created to use recall to demonstrate to patients just how stupid government bureaucracy can be. So far, 100% of my recalled patients agree that the latest Medicare policy is inane.

I just received a batch of vouchers that had been rejected for payment because of errors that had been corrected on the voucher before submission. According to Medicare, the problem was that the mistakes had not been initialled