‘General practice lite’: Pharmacist MBS proposal panned

A CALL by the Pharmaceutical Society (PSA) to expand MBS item eligibility to the profession has been slammed as “double-dipping” by the RACGP.

In its submission to the MBS Review Taskforce, the PSA calls for a practice incentive payment for pharmacists in general practice and the expansion of existing MBS items so rural and remote Australians can use pharmacists as primary health care providers.

The group also wants to extend the eligibility of MBS payments for after-hours care to pharmacists.

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