Govt says it will reconsider ECG cuts in general practice

But the review will take place in February next year

The Federal Government has promised to review its cuts to Medicare rebates for ECGs — but not for another six months.

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt.
Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

Introduced on 1 August, the item revamp for GPs to review trace results has sparked an angry backlash from across the specialty.

It sees GPs banned from billing MBS item 11700 for a 12-lead electrocardiogram, with GPs restricted to a new item with a

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