Journal article

Revenue of consultant physicians for private out-patient consultations

Gary L Freed, Amy R Allen

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective The aim of this study was to determine the revenue to consultant physicians for private out-patient consultations. Specifically, the study determined changing patterns in revenue from 2011 to 2015 after accounting for bulk-billing rates, changes in gap fees and inflation. Methods An analysis was performed of consultant physician Medicare claims data from 2011 to 2015 for initial (Item 110) and subsequent (Item 116) consultations and, for patients with multiple morbidities, initial management planning (Item 132) and review consultations (Item 133). The analysis included 12 medical specialties representative of common adult non-surgical medical care. Revenue to consultant physicians ..

View full abstract