KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) says general practitioners (GPs) in standalone clinics will still charge low-income B40 patients affordable fees, even if rates were raised. He said this in the wake of attempts by GPs to increase their fees by harmonising their rates with those of medical doctors in private hospitals. He said GPs in Malaysia were only asking for the harmonisation and gazetting of the consultation fee that was agreed upon in 2013. The current fees of RM10 to RM35 for GPs in private clinics have not been revised since 1992, he said. However, the current fee schedule is making it almost impossible for GPs to continue operating their clinics.
Source: The Star June 13, 2019 06:11 UTC