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.