Fast Forward - 17 July 2012

GPs demanding better remuneration have been reminded to look to the past if they want to change the future, as next year’s federal election offers a chance for the profession to take a stand.

AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Brian Morton said plummeting bulk billing rates 10 years ago, in the wake of the medical indemnity crisis, prompted the Coalition government to increase rebates from 85% to 100% of the Medicare Schedule fee.