MBS Review rams home hardline approach on after-hours


All after-hours doctors — including vocationally registered GPs working for deputising services — should be banned from claiming “urgent” rebates for home visits, the MBS Review Taskforce has concluded in a long-anticipated report.

In recommendations that echo earlier hardline draft proposals from its after-hours working group, the taskforce says the lucrative items 597-600 should be restricted to GPs who ordinarily work during the day.

The taskforce’s chair, Professor Bruce Robinson, told Australian Doctor: “When these