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Strongest bulk billing rates since Medicare’s inception


Published: 18 May 2017

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, 15 May 2017

More Australian patients are visiting their doctor without having to reach for their wallet than ever before, with GP bulk billing rates for the March 2017 quarter increasing to 85.6% compared to 85.1% in the same quarter last year.

This is the highest bulk billing rate for any March quarter since the inception of Medicare.

See: www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2017-hunt046.htm

This Media release also featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 18 May 2017

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