Scrap ban on charging for wound dressings in bulk-billed consults, says MBS taskforce
GPs should be allowed to charge for bandages and dressings given to patients in bulk-billed consultations, an MBS review committee says.
There have been long running demands from doctors to end the ban on charging for wound dressings used during bulk-billed consults, a ban that frequently results in practices losing money every time they provide wound care.
Now, an expert committee for the MBS taskforce review is calling for a major overhaul.
In a draft report, it says the Federal Government should carry out economic modelling on creating new