GPs at most risk from Medicare review

Small medical centres and independent GPs are at greatest risk from the federal government's review of which doctor services will be covered by Medicare, the chief of one of Australia's largest medical providers says.

Primary Health Care chief executive Peter Gregg says the ongoing review of the MBS - begun in 2015 - is hurting practitioners and proposed changes will hit independent GPs the hardest.

"If the MBS review continues that is squeezing healthcare practitioners ... it's squeezing us. Now, we have the added advantage of scale and efficiency which helps