Podiatry Council President Welcomes Medicare Fraud Initiative

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  22 March 2010


PODIATRY COUNCIL PRESIDENT WELCOMES

MEDICARE FRAUD INITIATIVE




Australasian Podiatry Council President Brenden Brown today welcomed the

government’s crackdown on Medicare fraud.

 

According to recent press reports Medicare investigators have uncovered systemic

fraud in two programs that allow doctors and dentists to claim rebates for writing

plans and treating the chronically ill.

 

“It is good to see the checks and balances that are essential to the effective delivery of

multidisciplinary health care to the chronically ill working. Chronic disease

management plans are a relatively recent innovation and the last thing we want to see

is good practice undermined. The Australasian Podiatry Council embraced these

checks and has openly worked with Medicare on a process of auditing” he said.

 

“We will be advising podiatrists, through their member associations, to revisit the

Medicare guidelines to ensure their participation in chronic disease management plans

is not only above reproach, but can be seen to be so.


“Our ongoing participation in the Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) Shared

Care in Chronic Disease Management aims to improve outcomes for people with

chronic and complex conditions via mutual understanding of roles and improved



 

 

 

 

About The Australasian Podiatry Council

 

The Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) is the peak national body for the Podiatry

profession across Australia and New Zealand, representing Member Associations. 

 

 

Brenden Brown Australasian Podiatry Council (0411) 107543

 







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