Another job for GPs? Plans unveiled for fee comparison site
GPs will be expected to give their patients an education on the workings of the MBS when making a referral, under the Federal Government’s latest plan to tackle medical bill shock.
The government is creating an online database listing non-GP specialists’ fees, saying it will help patients make informed decisions about where to go for treatment.
The website was recommended by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-pocket Costs in a report released on Saturday, which found “egregious” gap fees were leading to financial hardship for patients