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A prominent GP on the MBS Review Taskforce committee calling for nurse practitioners to access MBS care plan items and prescribe independently of doctors has had his name removed from its expert

Geir O'Rourke14th February 2019

Last week, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the lobby group for pharmacy owners, decided to take a swing at general practice.

According to its NSW president David Heffernan, some GPs were operating

“Coercive” corporates where multiple GPs are making inappropriate Medicare claims should have to repay 100% of their doctors’ MBS debts, the AMA says.

From July following legislative changes, the

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has launched a stinging attack on GPs, accusing them of running “five-minute medicine, turnstile operations”.

As the nation’s politicians ramp up their undeclared

The MBS Review Taskforce reference group has recommended a new Medicare payment for pharmacists to manage medications for patients with complex chronic conditions.

But the consultation would need to

A high-profile GP is facing a $600,000 defamation lawsuit after she went on Facebook to accuse a rival of stealing her ideas on effective ways to bill Medicare.

Dr April Armstrong is the founder of

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14th February 2019

Indigenous doctors, nurses and other health professionals would receive loadings on all MBS items under a plan discussed by the MBS Review Taskforce.

The task force's Aboriginal and Torres Strait

The PSA federal Budget submission has renewed its push for pharmacists to be able to access to MBS chronic care payments.

Pharmacists are currently the only allied health professionals unable to

Nurse practitioners can do the same work as GPs and should be given access to the same Medicare items for care plans, urgent after-hours and health assessments, an MBS Review Taskforce committee has

Medicare funding for general practice care falls to just $1.79 per minute for longer consults, according to the RACGP.

The college is calling for an urgent funding boost to reduce the financial

The Medicare items for Level B attendances should be split to reimburse GPs who spend more time with their patients, the AMA says.

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone is calling for the introduction of a