15NRHC Recommendation - 03/27/2019 - 06:53

Allied health professionals have had no indexing under the MBS since July 2014 and the earlier introduction of indexing for GP bulk-billing incentive (1 July 2017), GP standard attendances (1 July 2018) and specialist consultations (1 July 2018) have unfairly disadvantaged allied health professionals.

As well as indexing, we recommend the Federal Government align the scheduled fees or in-scope Medicare Benefits Schedule to market rates within six months of the date of the final MBS Review Taskforce recommendations to the Minister for Health to reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

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