After-hours providers bail out as reforms kick in

Australia's biggest provider is withdrawing from four cities

Australia’s biggest after-hours provider is set to withdraw from four cities as rebate cuts and new rules take effect across the sector.

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The National Home Doctor Service has written to patients in NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and WA warning them of imminent closures caused by a lack of available doctors:

“In the week leading up to Christmas, the Turnbull Government announced major cuts to Medicare rebates paid to doctors who see patients at home in the after-hours period.

This rebate cut amounts to just over 30%.”

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