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Medicare – Ethical Billing for General Practitioners

Learn compliant, sustainable and safe billing practices.
Duration: 60mins

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a key driver of the way health services are delivered into the community. This make up a large portion of Australian General Practitioners’ income, hence the importance to ensure that MBS billings are accurate and reflect the services that have been provided by the General Practitioner.

The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce was established in June 2015 by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, following feedback from clinicians and the broader community that certain items on the MBS did not reflect clinical best practice and that the Schedule included anomalies that in some cases were creating distortions in services provided.One of the four major issues that were identified as important to consider as part of the Review was the general concerns about the complexity and lack of transparency associated with MBS arrangements.

During this one hour interactive course, Dr Tim Kelly, rural GP and CEO of AOGP will educate General Practitioners on compliant, sustainable and safe billing practices.

Participants will receive pre-reading resources and partake in a facilitated webinar that covers the essentials of the Medicare benefit schedule.

CPD Points

This course is allocated 3 RACGP points.
Activity Number 211105

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand where to source relevant information on correct billing of MBS item numbers.
  • Review the common factors that place a doctor at risk of an unsuccessful audit.
  • Address current controversies in relation to Medicare billing and compliance.

Course Instructor

Dr Tim Kelly
Dr Tim Kelly Rural GP and CEO of AOGP

Dr Tim Kelly is a rural GP and AOGP’s CEO – has had an involvement in medical education at all levels for the past 15 years. He has a special interest in rural healthcare and primary care. His commitment to education, policy and systems to support quality practice has led to many representative roles in these areas nationally.

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Course Information

Estimated Time: 60 mins

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  • Course Classroom

    • Welcome & Resources
      • Course Webinar