Educators lobby for new GDM reimbursement

Educators in private practice are lobbying the federal government for a new Medicare item number that will allow them to bulk-bill patients with gestational diabetes (GDM).

Sydney educator Amanda Bartlett says the numbers of women diagnosed with GDM have increased since the new criteria for GDM diagnosis was adopted by the Australian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society.

The new criteria lowered the diagnosis threshold

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