MBS report 'another attack on GPs'

MANY GPs were already thinking it, and now the RACGP has come out and said it: the government's handling of this week's interim report from the MBS review taskforce represents another attack on general practice.

The report was made public on Tuesday afternoon, but not before an agenda-shaping exclusive report popped up in the pages of The Australian newspaper with the headline Routine GP tasks blow out Medicare benefits.

The article said waste in so-called "administrative" GP consults - those for routine things such as