GP bulk-billing rate drops to 80% in last financial year

GPs bulk-billed patients 134 million times in 2022/23, down from 167 million in 2021/22.

The bulk-billing numbers are in for the past financial year, and they are the lowest in a decade.  

The national bulk-billing rate for GP services fell from 88.3% in 2021/22 to 80.2% in 2022/23, according to federal Department of Health and Aged Care figures published on Monday.