A GP's guide on how to ditch bulk-billing

Is bulk-billing under the Medicare rebate freeze crippling your practice? GP Dr Chee Koh explains what happens when you make the leap to private billing and offers guidance to others on how to cope.

As a clinical academic, I have been fortunate enough to have had enough flexibility in my day job to accommodate clinical work in a variety of settings.

I’ve worked in bulk-billing, mixed-billing, and completely private-billing GP practices — the latter charged a private fee to all patients, even children.