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Can I reduce my moratorium by working rurally?
Yes- Medicare and the Department of Health introduced ‘Scaling’ in 2009 which means the more rural a GP works, the faster they will get through their moratorium.
The Scaling is based of the ‘RA’ system. This chart gives you a bit of an idea how the scaling works- the reduction would only be if you meet the minimum monthly requirement in billing (see below), and if you work the full time there (for the ‘years’).
e.g. if you work 7 years in an RA 3, then you’ve finished your moratorium time.
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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.