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Publication date: 
January 2016
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
Health sector

Our practice’s commitment

Our practice will:

  • apply diligence, care and integrity when lodging Medicare claims for services provided by our practitioners
  • have robust review procedures to make sure our Medicare billing activities are compliant
  • not engage in any billing activity which may bring Medicare, our practitioners or our practice into disrepute, and
  • promote continuous improvement in correct Medicare billing knowledge of health professionals in our practice

What our practice can expect from the Department of Health

The department will:

  • evaluate and share good practice to enable continuous improvement in Medicare billing activities
  • be professional and outcomes-focussed in its dealings with Medicare providers and practices
  • carry out open and transparent consultation wherever possible about the development of Medicare compliance policies, guidelines and processes, and
  • encourage, listen and act on our feedback on any aspect of Medicare billing assurance
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