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Systemic failures costing icare billions of dollars – Sydney Morning Herald

The NSW government’s workers’ compensation giant has overpaid millions on medical fees, including for a caesarean anesthetic for a male patient.



The report highlighted a medical practitioner charging for a caesarean anaesthetic for a man on workers compensation, which icare had then paid out. Other instances include doctors claiming more than $4000 for shoulder surgeries for patients who had knee injuries.
SIRA chief executive Carmel Donnelly said the findings indicated inadequate controls on one in four medical payments, compared with the global average of just 7 per cent.
“It is paramount that every dollar spent on healthcare deliver…

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