Greg Hunt declares freeze over on GP Medicare items

Some 187 items will be 'thawed' by 1 July

The Medicare rebates for GP care plans and health assessments are officially rising next month, for the first time in five years.

Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Photo: Steve Christo

Re-elected Minister for Health Greg Hunt has announced the freeze will be lifted for 187 Medicare items for GPs from 1 July, a year earlier than previously scheduled.

The move, which follows pre-election promises from both major parties, means