So-called double-dipping common

More than 60% of Australian Doctor readers claim MBS rebates for a standard consult and chronic disease management plan at the same time — despite Federal Government accusations this is 'double-dipping'.

The practice is being targeted in a crackdown, with a controversial budget pledge to outlaw it from November next year, saving $40 million annually.

But an Australian Doctor poll suggests many GPs believe so-called ‘double-dipping' is actually about