‘Medicare is not coming to the rescue’: Average gap fee for a level B consult rises to $44

The increase suggests practices are coming to a 'more confident posture around pricing', says GP business consultant Riwka Hagen.
Riwka Hagen.

The average GP gap fee is now $44.10 for a standard consultation and $62.70 for a long consultation, government data show, as practices grapple with inflation and the payroll tax threat.

The average standard fee in January–March was 8% higher compared with the same period last year, when it was $40.70, according to data published on Monday.