GP bulk-billing hits another record high

The GP bulk-billing rate is continuing its upward march, with the Federal Government saying the record high shows “Medicare is stronger than ever”.

Released on Monday, the latest figures reveal that GPs bulk-billed a record 85.7% of GP services in the 2016/17 financial year, compared with 85.1% in 2015/16.

The 0.6% increase is the 13th straight annual rise in the