‘Lost control of his department’: Butler grilled over nudge letters

Six hundred GPs have been targeted, including former RACGP SA chair Dr Danny Byrne.
Minister for Health Mark Butler
Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler.

The Department of Health and Aged Care could receive its own ‘please explain’ after Mark Butler said he would review the latest GP nudge letter campaign.

Around 600 GPs received letters last week warning them about claiming MBS items 721 or 723 for a GP care plan on the same day as item 10997 for practice nurse chronic disease care (see example below).