A three-step Medicare fix

I only did it because of pressure from patients/physios/osteopaths/chiros to what might be described as ‘giving the patient some money back for five consults a year’.

After considering the problems, the following are my ideas on how to fix Medicare:

1) Get rid of items 721/723 as a whole – team care plan items – or tighten up criteria massively and/or means-test the items, which are clearly getting ’rorted’ by many GP practices, especially in rapid turnover/bulk-billing/corporate

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