MBS freeze to thaw, MBS review to stay, Medicare levy to rise

In last night’s Budget the Turnbull government confirmed it would lift the freeze on the indexation of bulk-billing incentives for general practitioners from 1 July. Fees for GP and specialist consultations will be indexed from 1 July 2018 and specialist procedures and allied health services from 1 July 2019. In other Medicare-related announcements: Targeted diagnostic imaging ...

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