Published Articles

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

Download the February 2019 version of the MBS Quick Guide

Your handy up-to-date guide on the most important MBS items for general practice.
31 January 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

Obesity inquiry supports GP calls for chronic disease item

MBS rules need rewriting to clarify that obesity is a disease, select committee says.
11 December 2018

Medicare claims being rejected due to little-known new rule

GPs say they weren't told about changes to the item descriptor for UV phototherapy.
05 December 2018

MBS review losing trust of doctors, warns AMA chief

Dr Tony Bartone has warned that the review has a transparency problem.
30 October 2018