Work with us on Medicare Locals, Roxon tells AMA

HEALTH Minister Nicola Roxon has urged incoming AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton to work with the Government on Medicare Locals and defended the “sensible recalibration” of rebates for GP mental health plans, in a speech to the association’s national conference in Brisbane today.

Ms Roxon urged Dr Hambleton to “stay inside the tent” when it came to discussing Medicare Locals, following ongoing criticisms from the AMA of the rollout of the organisations.

The AMA has called for the rollout to be put on hold until the exact functions Medicare Locals will have are made clearer and GP

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