Revealed: Freeze to linger for several fast-growing GP items

Rebates for some of the fastest-growing GP items in the Medicare schedule will stay on ice until July 2020, the Department of Health has revealed.

Further details of the Federal Government’s calendar to re-index the Medicare schedule are set out in a health department document posted on its website last week, which has since been removed.

The document shows the extended freeze will hit about 140 items covering everyday GP work, such as chronic disease management plans, mental health treatment plans,