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Evaluation of Better Access- Executive Summary

The Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative (Better Access) has been running since November 2006 and takes the form of a series of item numbers on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The MBS lists the services for which the Australian Government provides a rebate to consumers to assist them in meeting the costs. Each service is associated with a schedule fee, and the rebate is paid as a percentage of the schedule fee. READ MORE