Is forcing GPs to bulk-bill the MBS telehealth items legal?

There are important questions about the constitutional validity of what has been done

There is a clause for GPs using the new telehealth items: patients defined as 'susceptible' to COVID-19 must be bulk-billed (no exceptions). 

Margaret Faux.

Is this legal? Margaret Faux, an expert on Medicare and its mysteries, offers her view.


The roll out of new COVID-19 MBS telehealth services has been welcome news in a time of crisis. That cannot be disputed.

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