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 to allow a profitable