How to minimise risk of being audited? (cont.) How GPs end up in prison?

Only a handful of doctors ended up in prison in the history of Medicare. No doctor is going to jail for failing some of the Medicare requirements, except one. 

That is billing Medicare without seeing the patient with the intent to fraudulently benefit from this act. Exceptions are non-attendance items such as 10997 or when the mistake was made in good faith. E.g. mixed up patients’ files etc.

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