Submission to the Department of Health – Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching) Bill 2019


Summary

Date: 18 October 2019

The RACGP has provided a submission to the Department of Health on the Health Legislation Amendment (Data-matching) Bill 2019.

The RACGP submission raises several broad concerns regarding Medicare compliance arrangements, including:

  • the need for greater clarity around proposed data usage
  • provider perception of Medicare compliance mechanisms and the resulting impact on patient care
  • the need for preventative rather than punitive measures and greater education of healthcare professionals
  • the need for consideration of costs associated with implementing further compliance measures.