MBS Review chair faces calls to step down over ‘goose’ speech

The AMA says Professor Bruce Robinson's comments seem to be at odds with the review's stated aims
Geir O'Rourke
Professor Bruce Robinson
Professor Bruce Robinson.

Anaesthetists are demanding the MBS Review chair Professor Bruce Robinson be sacked after claiming they were making a lot of money protecting their colonoscopy lists at the expense of more complex anaesthetic work.

In a blunt speech this month, Professor Robinson argued between 5% and 10% of doctors risked “cooking the MBS goose” by their continued exploitation of loopholes in MBS item descriptors to make inappropriate claims.