MBS heart checks – yet another policy fail

COMMENT: Is it too much to ask the government to talk to GPs first?

Metaphysics is probably not the best subject to raise on a Tuesday, but during the commute this morning I did find myself pondering the intelligibility of the empirical universe.

The issue that put these distractions in my mind was nothing less than MBS item 699, the latest addition to the Medicare schedule that may seem to those unversed in Australian health policy as a thing of little consequence.