Hikes in premiums blamed on government

The Federal Government stands accused of “unpicking” its financial support for medical indemnity, as doctors face hikes in premiums.

Doctors have already been warned by medical defence organisations that they will pay around 5% more for their indemnity premiums from 2018, after the government raised the threshold for the High Cost Claim Scheme from $300,000 to $500,000.

Under the scheme, the