Published Articles

'Misleading' IVF providers put on notice

An inquiry will refer any false or deceptive conduct to consumer affairs.
20 March 2019

Medicare rebates for imaging to lift for first time in 20 years

Health minister Greg Hunt pledges $200 million to reduce out-of-pocket costs for scans.
18 March 2019

Changes to aged-care items in March's MBS Quick Guide

Your handy up-to-date guide on the most important MBS items for general practice.
07 March 2019

GPs can now claim higher call-out fees for aged care

The rebate boost also comes with new items for each patient equivalent in value to the MBS items for standard consultations.
01 March 2019

GP facing $600k defamation suit after Facebook stoush

She publicly accused a rival doctor of stealing her ideas on Medicare billing.
07 February 2019

Reward Indigenous doctors with higher rebates, MBS review says

Policy reform would also encourage organisations to train and hire more Indigenous staff, says expert group.
07 February 2019

$1.79 per minute: the low point for GP consults

Medicare rebates plummet for longer consults, says the RACGP.
05 February 2019

'I quit': Serious concerns over MBS review leads to resignation

Ex-RANZCOG president has walked out on the increasingly besieged task force.
23 January 2019

MBS Review: Push for GPs to jump through rebates hoop for imaging

The task force wants doctors to use decision-support software to curb over-testing.
16 January 2019

SURVEY CLOSED: Are sub 40-minute care plans legit?

Medicare task force suggests a 40-minute time limit to stop rorts.
10 January 2019