An announcement was made by Federal Health Minister Susan Ley yesterday that plans to slash Medicare rebates for short GP visits has been shelved. We would like to thank our patients and staff who have contributed to the RACGP petition campaign against these cuts. The government has listened to the united voices of GPs and patients who have made it clear that our country’s health must remain a priority.
As a result, following yesterday’s policy reversal, no additional out-of-pocket charges will be implemented at Banyo Clinic, and our existing bulk-billing policies for patients on concession and health care cards will remain unchanged.
Banyo Clinic remains committed to providing affordable, high quality medical care to our local and broader communities, and will continue to work alongside patients and doctor groups to advocate for a sustainable and effective Medicare system.