The RACGP is backing mandatory MBS knowledge tests

“YOU'VE got to be kidding me,” wrote one GP when the MBS review taskforce proposed that all doctors pass a mandatory knowledge test before being given a provider number. Another compared it to an episode of the British satire Yes Minister.

The RACGP, though, reckons the controversial idea is a winner. In a submission to the subcommittee tasked with investigating the broader structure of the MBS, the college has voiced its support for mandatory MBS tests.

Knowledge equals better billing, the college writes in the submission. So more education and a test could be an