MBS Review - December Update

3rd December 2019

At the end of November, I wrote to Prof. Bruce Robinson and The Hon. Greg Hunt to request an urgent update on the progress of the MBS review - Final Report of the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group (NPRG).  We had been expecting an outcome in November.

The ACNP received a prompt response from Prof. Bruce Robinson, Chair of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce. 

The ACNP has been advised that a Taskforce meeting will be held on the 11th & 12th December, 2019, where the recommendations from all of the Primary Care Reference Groups (including the NPRG) are being considered.  It is possible that we may receive an update following this meeting, and we will advise members ASAP.

Please be assured that the ACNP is continuing to communicate with key stakeholders, and support the recommendations of the NPRG.  These recommendations are based on extensive evidence, and will significantly improve access to nurse practitioner services, address gaps in health service delivery, and improve the health of the community.

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