Doctors forced to repay $4.5 million in Medicare, PBS benefits for “inappropriate practices”

Doctors and other health practitioners who engaged in questionable prescribing practices have been forced to repay the Commonwealth more than $4.5 million in health benefits in the past year. The latest annual report of the national Professional Services Review, which governs the prescribing by health professionals of federally-subsidised Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme services, was released on Tuesday. Doctors and other health practitioners who engaged in questionable Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme prescribing practices have been forced to repay the Commonwealth more than $4.5 million in health benefits in the past year.¬†Photo: Peter Braig It showed¬†17 general practitioners across four…
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