The government is offering sweeteners to southside general practitioners in a bid to increase Canberra's low bulk billing rates.
The Bulk Billing General Practices Grant Fund will offer funding to general practitioners, psychologists and other allied health professionals who increase their bulk billing rates.
The ACT has the lowest rate of bulk billing of any jurisdiction at just 62.1 per cent compared to the national average of 86 per cent.
"This program will encourage more GPs to bulk bill patients, ensuring that Canberrans can access medical services when and where they need them," Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said.
"In particular, this program will focus on boosting bulk billing and allied health services in Tuggeranong and the Molonglo Valley, because we know these are areas where bulk billing rates are low.Advertisement
Source : http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/government-to-offer-sweeteners-to-southside-gps-to-bulk-bill-20180211-h0vwmi.html