One winner from the Medicare freeze? Debt collectors


A medical debt collector is crediting the Medicare freeze with driving a boom in the number of GPs coming to him for restitution.

And Roger Mendelson, whose company Prushka collects about $14 million in unpaid doctors’ fees every year, says GPs are becoming increasingly important to his business as average co-payments skyrocket.

“Practices we haven’t heard from in decades are getting in touch and asking for help with gap debts,” he says.

The Melbourne lawyer has been collecting debts since 1977 and