Medicare rebates adequate, says Plibersek

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek says record-high bulk-billing rates show the current Medicare rebates are adequate and the Federal Government is right to focus on other ways of funding primary care.

In an interview with Australian Doctor, Ms Plibersek said the government “constantly put extra resources into general practice”, highlighting payments aimed at driving specific changes to ways GPs practise.

“We want to put practice incentive payments into general practice that encourage standards to be lifted, such as