Specialist fees next on hit list?

The originator of the GP co-payment debate, former government adviser Terry Barnes, has foreshadowed the imminent release of a strategy to drive down specialist fees.

Mr Barnes told MO that “specialist charging isn’t the magic bullet to fix Medicare”.

“But like [the co-payment], it’s an important brick in the wall of micro-reform of Medicare,” he said.

Meanwhile, a just-released discussion

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