#31 Medicare Billing Compliance
Medicare billing errors and healthcare fraud are significant factors in the cost of the Australian health care system.
AMA Victoria applauds co-payment ditch
The Australian Medical Association (Victoria) applauds Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement that will see the $5 co-payment abandoned.
Federal Government Cuts to General Practice Funding
As part of the 2014-2015 budget cuts, the Federal Government has announced the following three major changes to the way general practice will be funded in the future:
Patients will pay more to see a doctor, Medicare rebate frozen until June 2020
The AMA is highly critical of the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Medicare rebate until June 2020, as patients will pay more to see a doctor.