Cut wasteful services, not funding: AHHA

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association says considerable savings could be achieved on the MBS by encouraging practitioners to scale back on low- or no-value interventions and maximise high-value care.

“Leadership in the field of health needs to represent more than just financial cuts over a four-year planning horizon,” AHHA chief executive Alison Verhoeven said.

The government’s “misguided” attempts to introduce Medicare co