Blindsided: What GPs have to say about Medicare's ECG cuts

The AMA has written to Minister Greg Hunt saying "mandated" ECG services are already a significant cost for practices

GPs say they have been blindsided by cuts to Medicare items for ECGs, warning patient care will suffer when they are introduced next month.

Dr Tony Bartone (left) and Minister for Health Greg Hunt.
Dr Tony Bartone (left) and Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

Starting 1 August, the rebate for a 12-lead electrocardiogram in general practice is falling from $27.45 to $16.15 with the introduction of a

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