Tag Archives: Bulk billing

When bulkbilling is NOT bulkbilling


It is an amazing sight to see the ongoing  Free advertising that the Canberra Times provide to a Specific GP group within Canberra. This has been consistent every single time that the National Health Cooperative has a new venture. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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The Sick System -Survival or Greed ?


A recent excellent article in The Australian (See text below) highlighted the longstanding issues in our health system that are gnawing away at it like termites and will lead to the system imploding if we do not act. The article identifies … Continue reading

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Medicare – a brief explanation for our patients


This is how Medicare works when you go to your GP

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So what is Bulk billing ?


Much have been written in the last few weeks about Medicare Rebates and being bulkbilled. There are two separate issues that needs clarification here. The first issue is the value of the rebate – the following graph clearly demonstrates the … Continue reading

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Private Medical Insurance and GPs – an inevitable process?


Australia’s legislation is clear about the role of Private Health Insurance in the General Practice environment – clear in that there should be no such role. The various Private Health Insurers have over the years tried to find ways of … Continue reading

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Our Health Funding – being gamed or are they just incompetent?


Health funding in an acute care setting, especially in a Primary Care setting is always an challenging situation. Bringing small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporates and non-medical stakeholders interests together and then expecting Public Servants to make sense out of all … Continue reading

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So you have a sore knee Mrs Smith?


The changing face of GP work – can we cope with it or time to bail ? Continue reading

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How should we explain the complexity of Medicare to patients ?


Over the years I have tried various methods of explaining the Medicare system to patients – usually even an abbreviated version is met with a stunned mullet response or here in Canberra very often with a “rich doctor complaining again” … Continue reading

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