'Massive' MBS task force plan threatens specialists

The AMA is warning task force chair Professor Bruce Robinson that it won't support GP-style time-tier consult items

A “massive” reform plan to introduce time-tiered MBS consult items for specialists is a threat to patient care and the future of funding of private practice, the AMA is warning.

Professor Bruce Robinson
Professor Bruce Robinson.

The overhaul has been drawn up in a 190-page report by the specialist and consultant physician clinical committee of the MBS Review Taskforce.

If adopted, it would signal the end of the the current

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