Doctors call for new MBS care plan for patients with chronic wounds

If adopted by the Govt, patients would access up to ten sessions with a GP nurse to manage their dressings
Dr Danielle McMullen
Dr Danielle McMullen.

The Federal Government is being urged to fund GPs to draw up chronic wound ‘care plans’ and introduce a new $14.70 item for practice nurses to change dressings.

The failure of Medicare to adequately fund wound care in general practice has been a long-running burden, especially the ban on charging patients for dressings administered in a bulk-billed consultation.