Medicare fraud review vindicates profession

An independent review into Medicare compliance has found no evidence of the $8 billion fraud quoted in media reports last year, instead finding that Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) compliance issues are overwhelmingly caused by the complexity of the system.
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Medicare MBS Review Taskforce

What to do about Medicare – Skye Cappuccio

Optometry services have been subsidised by the Australian Government since Medicare (then Medibank) was first introduced in 1975. This has long been considered a significant win for the profession, and for population eye health, given the limited number of non-medical professions able to access subsidies for patient care without a referral from a medical practitioner.
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Optometry Strengthening Medicare Taskforce Report

Tips to avoid Medicare compliance issues

A case study involving an optometrist who repaid $80,000 to Medicare illustrates some common errors that can catch practitioners out. RUANNE BRELL offers her top tips to manage Medicare billings and avoid compliance issues.
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