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Submission on the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020


Date: 23 November 2020

The RACGP has provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020.

The Bill amends the Health Insurance Act 1973 to enable the Commonwealth to recover amounts overpaid for incorrectly claimed Medicare benefits or payments where a false or misleading statement has led to a payment that should not have been made. The RACGP understands the Bill will modernise terminology in the Act by replacing ‘statement’ with ‘information’ to reflect the electronic claiming of Medicare payments.