MBS review 'will hit independent GPs hardest'

SMALL medical centres and independent GPs are at greatest risk from the federal government's MBS review, Primary Health Care chief Peter Gregg says.

He says said the ongoing review, which kicked off last year, is hurting practitioners and that proposed changes will hit independent GPs the hardest.

"If the MBS review continues that is squeezing healthcare practitioners ... it's squeezing us. Now, we have the added advantage of scale and efficiency which helps us absorb some of that - smaller practices do not," Mr Gregg said on Wednesday as his business posted a 41.3%