Fixing Medicare: some brief suggestions

Dr Ruth Ratner, Northbridge, NSW

NOT only should we refuse to do reverse referrals for EPCs or mental health plans when patients are already seeing an allied health professional who hasn’t contacted us first, but we should not be writing annual referrals to specialists for routine follow-up just so that they can be paid for an initial consultation. 


Dr Alem Bajrovic, Nedlands, WA