The 10 cent windfall marking the (alleged) end of the MBS freeze

The beginning of the (alleged) end of the MBS freeze will start with a 10-cent increase on a bulk-billing incentive, according to Federal Government legislative papers.

The papers, published on Friday, show the so-called thaw from 1 July will mean the rebate for item 10990 rising from $7.20 to $7.30.

Rural doctors will see their bulk-billing incentives rise by 15 cents.

Australian Doctor conducted detailed calculations to understand the financial impact of the move.

A GP would have to bulk bill 525 concession card holders to generate enough