Stop relying on the bulk-bill payment model

The proposed changes/reductions were very fair and indeed quite modest, although the proposal was badly sold/explained. The entitlement ethic is rife in regard to the government/taxpayer covering the full payment of health costs, helped over the years by governments encouraging patients and doctors to support the bulk-billed concept.

For years the AMA advised its members to avoid becoming caught up in aligning their fees with the Medicare rebate and to operate our practices by setting fees