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03 Mar 2020

A proposal to overhaul Medicare rebates for patients with chronic wounds will help GPs deliver better health care and shorten healing times for their patients afflicted with chronic or difficult to heal wounds, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, which is reviewing more than 5,700 MBS items, has been looking at how best to manage both acute and chronic wounds to improve health outcomes while providing value to patients and the healthcare system.

Published: 03 Mar 2020

17 Jul 2019

The AMA has lodged its submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee (SCPCCC) report.

In the Submission, the AMA warns that the report is proposing massive change – time-tiered attendance items, in particular – but providing very little detail on implementation or impact on the range of specialists and their patients. In the end, the AMA could not support the recommendations in the absence of more detail and more consultation.

Published: 17 Jul 2019

19 Feb 2017
What's first on new Health Minister Greg Hunt's to-do list? AMA President Dr Michael Gannon and health economist Stephen Duckett talked through the challenges on Sky News.

Published: 19 Feb 2017

18 Jan 2017
Greg Hunt's ministerial experience in the senior portfolios of Environment and Industry should prepare him for the demands of his new role as Health Minister, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

13 Jan 2017
Sussan Ley became Health Minister at a difficult time for the Government, and made genuine efforts to engage with the medical profession, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 13 Jan 2017