Date: 8 March 2019
The RACGP has provided a submission to the General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee of the MBS Review Taskforce.
The General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee made 18 recommendations. The RACGP has cautiously welcomed a number of the recommendations, called on others to be amended or removed and made its own recommendations.
The RACGP’s recommendations to the General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee include:
- remove the recommendation to delete health assessments lasting more than 30 minutes and instead recommend that the rebate of this service be increased to accurately cover the cost of providing the service
- provide further recommendations aimed at increasing support for longer consultations through reweighting time tiers and reducing time intervals of consultation items
- increase the rebate value of new item numbers for residential aged care visits (items (90020, 90035, 90043, 90051)