Why the RDAA isn’t opposing telehealth cuts

It's president Dr John Hall says the move to restrict consults by telephone makes sense
Geir O'Rourke
Dr John Hall
Dr John Hall.

The peak body for rural doctors has come out in support of the decision to axe dozens of Medicare items for GP telephone consults, saying “patients will ultimately benefit” by taking up video.

From 1 July, two GP items will remain for phone-based consults lasting up to six minutes (with a $17.75 rebate) and those longer than six minutes (with a $38.75 rebate).