GPs in outer suburbs to lose out on rebates

A medium-size practice could lose more than $48k a year in funding

Thousands of GPs working in outer suburbs and regional towns will see rebates from bulk-billing incentives drop by a third under a looming Medicare shake-up.

Associate Professor Mark Kennedy.
Associate Professor Mark Kennedy.

There is growing disquiet about the financial hit on doctors whose practices will be reclassified as metropolitan from January after changes to the rural classification system.

Some 2000 GPs will benefit