AMA Fees List – 1 November 2018

6 Nov 2018

The AMA advises that the 1 November 2018 Fees List data is now live on the Fees List website.

CSV and full PDF files can be accessed from the ‘Download’ section on the dashboard. 

The Summary of Changes can be found under the ‘Updates’ section on the dashboard.

PLEASE NOTE: As you would all be aware Medicare has released over 350 changes to the MBS schedule for 1 November. Due to high number of changes and the timeline with the indexation of the Fees List the newly indexed AMA Fees List release will NOT include the 1 November MBS changes. We are making every effort to review and include these changes as soon as possible and will notify members as soon as we release the updates. 

Financial AMA Members will continue to have unlimited, free access to the Fees List and all its handy features. Login to the new Fees List website using your same login details for ama.com.au

If you require login assistance, please contact Member Services on 1300 133 655 or by email memberservices@ama.com.au.

If you are new to Fees List online, check out this demo video on all the features

The Fees List website works best with our supported browsers. See our Web Browser Support Policy for more information.

For more information, contact feeslist@ama.com.au

Medicare billing errors and healthcare fraud are significant factors in the cost of the Australian health care system.  Irrespective of different payment models, challenges exist at the interface of medical billing and medical practice across the system.  Inappropriate Medicare billing resulted in $29 million of debts against doctors and healthcare providers last year, which led to reputation and legal penalties. 

From 1 July 2018, the Professional Services Review Committee were empowered to make findings of inappropriate practice against persons or officers of body corporates who employ “or otherwise engage” doctors. This includes practice owners and officers of corporate practices. The consequences of a provider found guilty of inappropriate practices can lead to the repayment of the whole or part of the Medicare benefits paid for a service. Practices, hospitals and others with administrative responsibility for the submission of documents to Medicare should ensure documents are not inaccurate or misleading. Those with a responsibility for the direction of more junior providers such as supervisors, practice principals and senior hospital administrators should ensure their directions to junior providers are appropriate. Doctors are responsible for unsubstantiated claims regardless of who does the billing or receives the benefit.