AMA boss breaks silence on Medibank trial

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton (pictured) has distanced himself from a controversial trial being run by IPN and Medibank Private at the practice he works in, saying his involvement is 'highly frustrating'.

Under the pilot, residents in Brisbane's northern suburbs with Medibank Private cover are being offered guaranteed bulk-billed consults within 24 hours at six nearby IPN clinics.

Dr Hambleton works part-time at one of these clinics, which has led to him being associated with accusations the trial breaches private health insurance law,