MBS review: 'Let bulk-billing GPs charge for wound dressings'

The review says doctors should be able to cover the cost of dressings in bulk-billed consults

GPs may be finally allowed to charge for dressings given to patients in bulk-billed consultations, after the MBS Review Taskforce called for a rule change.

The ban on levying additional fees in bulk-billed consults has long been a bugbear of many GPs.

But the taskforce in its final recommendations to the Federal Government says wound care consumables should be covered under the same Medicare exemption used for vaccines.

Previous research has suggested that practices can