Tell your MP to fix telehealth bulk-billing bureaucracy: RACGP

Dr Monique Ryan says vulnerable patients would be affected the most.
Dr Monique Ryan.

The RACGP has rolled out a pro-forma letter for GPs to send to local MPs about the bureaucratic rules for bulk-billed telehealth consultations.

The GP backlash over demands they email or text Services Australia forms to patients who verbally consent to bulk-billing in telehealth appointments has spilt into the mainstream, with independent MP and paediatric neurologist Dr Monique Ryan declaring on Tuesday the rules were “crazy”.