GPs in outer suburbs to lose out on rebates

A medium-size practice could lose more than $48k a year in funding
Geir O'Rourke
Associate Professor Mark Kennedy.
Associate Professor Mark Kennedy.

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.

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.