$1.79 per minute: the low point for GP consults

Medicare rebates plummet for longer consults, says the RACGP

Medicare funding for general practice care falls to just $1.79 per minute for longer consults, according to the RACGP.

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The college is calling for an urgent funding boost to reduce the financial burden associated with patients with complex health problems who require more time with their GP.

A chart showing the diminishing value of the MBS rebates for the standard attendance items over time tracks how funding drops every minute a consult goes on until it shifts to a new attendance item.