Rebate gap blows out to $47 for a standard GP consult

Even with the Medicare freeze officially over, rebates are failing to keep pace with medical expenses, says the AMA
Geir O'Rourke
Medicare concept

The gap between the AMA-recommended fee and the Medicare rebate for a standard GP consult has grown by $13.50 over a decade and now sits at almost $47.

In its latest list of fees, the AMA suggests GPs should charge $86 for a standard level B consult — more than twice the Medicare rebate, which currently sits at just $39.10.