MBS Review – Response to General Practice Primary Care Committee Phase Two Report

January 2019

This document responds to the Phase 2 Report from the General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee and its recommendations for changes to item categories as part of the broader Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review.

The Committee’s recommendations were of significant interest to AHPA and its members given the close interaction between general practice and allied health in primary care, and the structural challenges limiting the effectiveness of multidisciplinary allied health care teams for consumers.

This document is part of a series of submissions AHPA has developed in consultation with its member associations as part of ongoing work to support reforms to Medicare and improved access to allied health care for Australians.