MBS review losing trust of doctors, warns AMA chief

Dr Tony Bartone has warned that the review has a transparency problem

The “increasingly opaque” MBS Review needs to get back to publishing its findings online or risk losing the trust of doctors, the AMA says.

Tony Bartone

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone has warned the chair of the MBS Review Taskforce, Professor Bruce Robinson, that it could lose the confidence of the medical profession because it is not operating transparently and denying many doctors the opportunity to comment on its recommendations.

The task force, which is assessing the entire Medicare schedule to ensure that all 5700 items provide value for money and meet best practice,