Scrap ban on charging for wound dressings in bulk-billed consults, says MBS taskforce

Too many GP practices are losing money every time they offer wound care

GPs should be allowed to charge for bandages and dressings given to patients in bulk-billed consultations, an MBS review committee says.

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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

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