Claims GPs can earn $100k by offering botox

GPs may have one way to escape the financial chill of the rebate freeze — by administering botox and dermal fillers on the side.

Estimates suggest that by 2017/18, GPs will need to find another $29,500 to offset funding shortfalls resulting from the Federal Government's decision to freeze indexation on all GP MBS items.

But the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery said a growing number of doctors were augmenting their incomes by offering botox treatment, with some doctors generating an extra $100,000 a year.

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