Co-claiming professional attendance and mental health consultation

Dr L made this Freedom of Information request to Professional Services Review

Waiting for an internal review by Professional Services Review of their handling of this request.

From: Dr L

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Dear Professional Services Review,

In the year 2020 the PSR has undertaken to send a warning letter to doctors who co-claim a professional consultation item number (eg 23/36) as well as a mental health item number.

I would like to request a breakdown of the doctors receiving these letters as follows:

- age group 25-30, 30-35, 35-40 etc.
- sex male:female
- MMM or RA classification

Yours faithfully,

Dr L

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From: Dr L

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Dear Professional Services Review,

In addition I would be keen to request a condensed breakdown of the patients receiving the co-claimed medicare item numbers:

- male:female
- age group 25-30, 30-35, 35-40 etc.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Dr L

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Professional Services Review

OFFICIAL

 

Dear applicant,

 

I refer to your emails of the 12^th and 13^th February to the Professional
Services Review (PSR) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

·         correspondence to and from the AMA and RACGP in relation to the
campaign and compliance letter for the co-billing of professional
consultations and mental health items;

·         a breakdown of male and female patients within the age brackets
of 25-30, 30-35 and 35-40 who have received the co-claimed Medicare items;
and

·         a breakdown of the male and female doctors who have received
these compliance letters within the age brackets of 25-30, 30-35 and 35-40
as well as their MMM or RA classification.

 

Your requests have been transferred to the Department of Health under
section 16 of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the documents you are
seeking is more closely connected with the functions of that agency.

 

The Department of Health FOI team will be in contact with you in the near
future about the processing of your request. You can contact the
Department of Health via email at [email address] should you have any
enquiries about your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Marco De Angelis

Case Manager

Case Management Unit

                                                                                          
 

Professional Services Review Agency

T: 02 6120 9107  |  F: 02 6120 9186

 

PO Box 74, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Level 1, 20 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park ACT 2609

 

To find out more about the PSR Scheme visit: [1]www.psr.gov.au

To provide feedback email: [2][email address]

 

 

Classification: OFFICIAL

Classified by: [email address] on: 18/02/2020 12:53:38 PM

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From: FOI
Professional Services Review

OFFICIAL

 

Dear applicant,

 

I refer to your emails of the 12^th and 13^th February to the Professional
Services Review (PSR) seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) to the following documents:

 

·         correspondence to and from the AMA and RACGP in relation to the
campaign and compliance letter for the co-billing of professional
consultations and mental health items;

·         a breakdown of male and female patients within the age brackets
of 25-30, 30-35 and 35-40 who have received the co-claimed Medicare items;
and

·         a breakdown of the male and female doctors who have received
these compliance letters within the age brackets of 25-30, 30-35 and 35-40
as well as their MMM or RA classification.

 

Your requests have been transferred to the Department of Health under
section 16 of the FOI Act, as the subject matter of the documents you are
seeking is more closely connected with the functions of that agency.

 

The Department of Health FOI team will be in contact with you in the near
future about the processing of your request. You can contact the
Department of Health via email at [email address] should you have any
enquiries about your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Marco De Angelis

Case Manager

Case Management Unit

                                                                                          
 

Professional Services Review Agency

T: 02 6120 9107  |  F: 02 6120 9186

 

PO Box 74, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Level 1, 20 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park ACT 2609

 

To find out more about the PSR Scheme visit: [1]www.psr.gov.au

To provide feedback email: [2][email address]

 

 

Classification: OFFICIAL

Classified by: [email address] on: 18/02/2020 12:53:38 PM

References

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1. http://www.psr.gov.au/
2. mailto:[email address]

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From: Dr L

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Dear Professional Services Review,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Professional Services Review's handling of my FOI request 'Co-claiming professional attendance and mental health consultation'.

While the Dept of Health may be directing the co-claiming campaign, I believe the PSR will still have the list of doctors who have received the notification and request for audit.

I believe this is definitely within the remit of the PSR to explain a breakdown of the doctors (and even possibly the patients) who have received the notification. I do not agree that the Dept of Health should be responding to the FOIA.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Dr L

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