Medicare review 'not a savings exercise': Ley

Health Minister Sussan Ley insists a wide-ranging Medicare review will not be a savings exercise, but has confirmed the freeze on GP and specialist Medicare payments will stay put for now.

The announcement has frustrated the AMA which argues the ongoing freeze will threaten to undermine the good intentions of the review.

AMA President A/Prof Brian Owler says that while he welcomes the review

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