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Submission to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce on obsolete Medicare items


Date: 8 February 2016

The RACGP provided comment on the first round of recommendations from MBS Review Taskforce Clinical Committees on items that they considered obsolete and should be removed from the MBS.

The RACGP broadly supported the Clinical Committee recommendations and welcomed the inclusion of GPs on the committees. However, the RACGP is concerned that savings found from removing items from the MBS will not be reinvested into healthcare.