Published Articles

Health officials promise 'authoritative' answers from Ask MBS service

COMMENT: New department takes over besieged helpline to address lack of clarity around MBS policies.
13 March 2019

6 concerns the AMA has with the MBS review's GP report

ANALYSIS: The AMA has released its official response to the proposed revamp of Medicare's general practice items.
28 February 2019

Why the MBS Review report is so alarming for GPs

COMMENT: And where did they get that 40-minute figure?
10 January 2019

New advice to improve hospital-GP communication

Current efforts are inconsistent and too often fail to meet best practice, says AMA president.
18 December 2018

Dr Kerryn Phelps pays tribute to general practice in her maiden speech

Former AMA president will 'draw on her experience and skills as a doctor' in parliament.
27 November 2018

Warning over plan to ban surgical assistant rebates

The MBS review wants assistants to bill surgeons directly for their work in an operation.
03 October 2018

AMA threatens to walk over mishandling of PIP incentives

'We estimate that new funding of around $44 million per annum is required.'
27 September 2018

AMA 'monumentally' wrong to back My Health Record: Professor Kerryn Phelps

The AMA and RACGP’s public support for My Health Record has been a monumentally bad idea, says former AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps
09 August 2018

GPs demand review of My Health Record privacy protection

Doctors are demanding that patients' clinical information held by the My Health Record system are given the same legal protection as those records held by doctors
26 July 2018

Could a spoonful of sugar help the obesity go down?

A mandatory sugar rating system based on teaspoons is one of the government’s latest proposals for tackling obesity and has received backing from public health advocates.
12 July 2018