Allowing bulk-billing GPs to charge for dressings is 'copayments by stealth'

The Medicare Review Taskforce is suggesting changing Medicare rules to allow GPs to charge fees in bulk-billed consults to cover the cost of wound dressings.

It has been widely welcomed by GPs as a mechanism to improve care; although Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has quickly ruled it out.

In an article originally published on the Croakey website last month,&nbsp