GP corporate boss calls for telehealth rebate cut

Dr Hamish Meldrum says rebates for phone consultations should be reduced to encourage more care via video
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Hamish Meldrum
Dr Hamish Meldrum.

The boss of a major GP corporate wants Medicare rebates for telephone consults cut by $1 to encourage a bigger uptake of video-based consults.

It has been estimated that 3% of the telehealth consults offered over the last five months have used video.