Meeting with Ley ‘very good’, says AMA

Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has told the AMA she is open to a range of options to change Medicare.

She met the association on Thursday, a week after dropping a plan to cut the level B rebate.

A freeze on rebate indexation remains on the table. As does a $5 rebate cut for all GP services, with exemptions for vulnerable groups.

The AMA opposes cuts to the rebate as well as the indexation freeze.

AMA president Brian Owler described Thursday's meeting as "very good" and said