Educator slams proposed pathology cuts

A leading diabetes educator has criticised proposed cuts to bulk-billing incentives to pathologists that will raise costs for blood tests needed by diabetes patients.

Health Minister Sussan Ley flagged plans to cut and limit bulk billing incentive payments for pathology and diagnostic imaging services last month to save $650 million over four years for the government.

But Cheryl Steele, a director at the ADEA and a