MBS item for point-of-care INR proposed

GPs could finally be subsidised for point-of-care INR testing, under proposals being considered by the Federal Government.

The suggestion comes in a discussion paper released Friday as part of the Government’s review of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.

It notes that the lack of MBS funding for on-the-spot INR testing is one of the key barriers to effective use of warfarin in Australia – particularly in rural areas lacking

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