College stands firm in face of after-hours ‘vested interests’ charge

The RACGP is standing by its position on tightening access to after-hours MBS items, despite accusations from after-hours groups that its stance is due to "vested interests".

The National Association of Medical Deputising Services (NAMDS) has launched a community campaign called Protect Home Visits amid fears there is a looming Federal Government crackdown on unscrupulous after-hours MBS claiming.

The campaign website says: “Some GPs and businesses stand to make more money if home visits are removed.

“They are pushing plans to cut the Medicare rebate for home visits;