MBS item for heart health checks should be ditched, says RACGP

The college says the items introduced in 2019 represent a 'piecemeal approach' to supporting cardiac health in primary care

The controversial Medicare item for GPs to perform absolute CVD risk assessments should be scrapped, the RACGP says.

Dr Mark Morgan
Dr Mark Morgan.

Introduced in 2019 following a national campaign by the National Heart Foundation of Australia, the $75 rebate for item 699 is intended to fund GPs to carry out the absolute risk assessments and implement management plans.

But its

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