Sunday, 18 May 2014

More budgetary bad news courtesy of Abbott & Co 16 May 2014:

With medical groups concerned the new $7 GP charge will deter patients from seeing a doctor, analysis shows the Budget will lift the patient charge for a specialist to $100 a visit.
The $100 charge is the result of the government’s decision to continue a freeze on Medicare rebates for specialists.
The AMA says its recommended fee for specialists is expected to be $170 next year while the Medicare rebate will remain $72.75 and this will leave patients facing a gap fee of $97.72….

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