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Medical receptionist sentenced to jail for more than $253k of Medicare fraud

A medical receptionist from south-eastern Queensland has been convicted after fraudulently claiming more than $253,000 in Medicare payments.

A message from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan – December 2022

A newsletter from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Alison McMillan with updates from the nursing and midwifery sector, some personal priorities and highlights, and an insight on what's happening across the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Medibank Private and AHM data breach

Find out what your need to do if your Medicare number, or Medicare provider number has been exposed.

Cairns medical receptionist sentenced to jail for $178k Medicare fraud

A Cairns woman has been convicted after pleading guilty to fraudulently claiming more than $178,000 in Medicare payments.

First meeting of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce

The Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, chaired by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, met in Sydney on 29 July 2022 for the first time. A communique outlining discussions has been released.

Final report of the ECG Review Committee and Government response

We have published the final report of Electrocardiogram (ECG) Review Committee. The committee reviewed Medicare Schedule Benefits (MBS) plain ECG items, which were introduced on 1 August 2020 following recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce.

Health Funding Facts update

The Australian Government announced a record $503 billion investment in our universal health system in the 2021–22 Budget. We’ve updated our Health Funding Facts tool to use the latest figures. Find out more about our key investment areas.

Permanent telehealth for all Australians

Temporary telehealth services introduced as part of COVID-19 measures will become a permanent service in our health system.

Medicare Benefits Schedule continuous review to improve patient care

Medicare items and services will be reviewed by experts on an ongoing basis to ensure the Medicare Schedule remains contemporary and provides universal access to the best technologies and services under new arrangements introduced by the Australian Government.

Chief Executive Medicare proceedings in the Federal Court against Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

On 9 February 2021, the Chief Executive Medicare instituted civil proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Specialist Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd (SDS) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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