MBS item for heart health checks should be ditched, says RACGP

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The college says the items introduced in 2019 represent a 'piecemeal approach' to supporting cardiac health in primary care. The controversial Medicare item for GPs to perform absolute CVD risk assessments should be scrapped, the RACGP says.

Subject

Heart Check MBS Item numbers, RACGP submission

Period8 Jan 2021

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  • TitleMBS item for heart health checks should be ditched, says RACGP
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Doctor News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date8/01/21
    DescriptionThe college says the items introduced in 2019 represent a 'piecemeal approach' to supporting cardiac health in primary care
    The controversial Medicare item for GPs to perform absolute CVD risk assessments should be scrapped, the RACGP says.
    Producer/AuthorKemal Atlat
    PersonsMark Morgan