Remove mandated bulk-billing from COVID-19 telehealth item numbers.

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Liz Green
1 year ago
We need our mental health practitioners more than ever - with mandatory bulk billing you will put them under greater stress. Please reconsider.

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Sarah Innes
1 year ago
This is so important.

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Kathryn Torney
1 year ago
I need to keep my business alive

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Jodi Rolph
1 year ago
Medicare rebates are insufficient for modern business costs and mandated bulk billing is unsustainable, reducing access to services for those in financial crisis who need it most.

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Vina Hotich
1 year ago
While I understand that in economically tight times we all have to tighten our belt a bit more, I also know that as a mental health professional demand for services will increase over the next weeks as the public realises just how many people will get very sick. We will be expected to be available, to hold fear and distress, to talk down people with serious mental illness - and yet we are also expected to do this for half the fee we normally can expect - and not mind about our rents for offices, our mortgages, or about what future expectations the bulk billing only will create. Please consider paying us allied mental health as you have previously done. We are all also very aware that many clients will need reduced fees, and most of us have a practice of allowing for some negotiation of fees anyway.

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Marion Connelly
1 year ago
It’s not fair to halve the income of professionals who have trained for many years

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dutch groenewold
1 year ago
people who r able to pay shd contribute. we woud
it will keep the system going for all & those who can't pay right now, will pay when they can also. circle of life

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Peter Morris
1 year ago
I’m a GP and my pay is so low I may be better just live off the government hand out if this doesn’t change

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Anthea Fraser
1 year ago
Maintaining my practice is no longer viable with the current medicare bulk billing requirement. Ethical professional practice involves assessing clients' financial situation and offering a reduced fee or bulk billing where relevant and needed.

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Krystie Edwards
1 year ago
I'm signing because my private practice can not survive financially on Bulk Billing, as much as I would like to do that.