$200 MBS item for GP iron infusions a ‘no-brainer’: RACGP

The college says its proposed iron infusion item should be eligible for bulk-billing incentives.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Rebates for iron infusions in general practice would save taxpayers up to $123 million each year by keeping patients out of hospital, the RACGP says.

In a submission to the MBS Continuous Review, the college called on the Federal Government to fund a new Medicare item worth $200 for GP clinics to administer IV iron therapy.