Reward Indigenous doctors with higher rebates, MBS review says

A taskforce committee says rebate loadings would reward cultural capability

Indigenous doctors, nurses and other health professionals would receive loadings on all MBS items under a plan discussed by the MBS Review Taskforce.

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The task force's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health reference group backed away from including the policy idea as part of its formal recommendations on modernising the Medicare schedule.

But in its draft report released this week, it said the move would remunerate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals for their "cultural capability" in delivering appropriate care

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