Published Articles

MBS heart checks - yet another policy fail

COMMENT: Is it too much to ask the government to talk to GPs?
26 March 2019

RACGP urges members: Start campaigning to your patients

The college wants GPs to discuss the need for more funding for general practice during consults.
20 March 2019

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

Heart Foundation responds to GP criticism of new heart check item

Absolute CV risk assessments 'poorly implemented' in primary care.
07 March 2019

Another job for GPs? Plans unveiled for fee comparison site

It will ultimately provide information on all specialties except general practice.
04 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

Govt promises to fund GP 'heart health' checks

The idea has bipartisan support despite being rejected by an MBS review committee.
25 February 2019

Nurse practitioner report provokes GP backlash

A high-profile GP’s name has been removed from the controversial report.
14 February 2019

Turnstile, cream-skim medicine? RACGP hits back at Pharmacy Guild

President Dr Harry Nespolon responds to the lobby group's attack on GPs.
13 February 2019

'Coercive' corporates should repay GPs' full Medicare debts, AMA says

The association argues doctors can be placed in a vulnerable position over their billings.
11 February 2019