Analysis: Is the MBS review losing its way?

It stands accused of running an ideological crusade against some specialties

Is Professor Bruce Robinson’s “goose” nearly cooked? You may be forgiven for thinking it soon could be, if judged by the noise from a growing number of angry specialties.

Roast goose

The MBS Review Taskforce chair's avian metaphors triggered outrage among anaesthetists last week, when he blamed the specialty for attempting to block his task force’s reforms.

He also used the speech at the RACGP Practice Owners National Conference in Sydney to reveal the MBS review had been his idea, first pitched to then federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton, in 2014.

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