GP heart check rebate unchanged three months after roll-out

This is despite the government saying it would be lifted 'as soon as possible'
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The rebate for the new GP heart health item remains stuck at $72.80 — the same as a level C consult — almost three months since its chaotic roll-out.

MBS item 699, officially listed on 1 April, was designed to fund GPs to perform absolute CVD risk calculations and write management plans for those with cardiovascular risk factors.