I'm on the fence about 'low value' GP care: Ley
SUSSAN Ley has told a conference hall packed with GPs that she has no views "one way or another" on whether the profession is providing "low-value" Medicare services.
The subtext as the health minister took to the stage at the RACGP conference on Thursday was clear: GPs feel slighted.
First came the co-payment wrangle. Then came the incremental extensions to the Medicare rebate freeze. Then, less than a month ago, came the interim report from the team tasked with overhauling Medicare, which famously identified 'administrative' GP consults as