A change is coming and it’s set to keep more hearts beating for longer. From November 1, Medicare will raise the rebate for heart health checks to 100 per cent, meaning more than 1.5 million Australians at risk of heart attack or stroke will have free access to GP-administered heart health checks. This comes after the Heart Foundation and News Corp Australia’s award-winning Serial Killer campaign in February saw the Federal Government introduce the new Medicare rebate at 85 per cent for the nation’s first heart health screening program. The Serial Killer campaign highlighted the 51 Australians who die every day from heart disease. Heart health checks are coming for free. Picture: iStock MORE NEWS Heart Foundation General Manager of Heart Health and Research Bill Stavrevski said the increase would benefit GPs as well as patients. “This change will more appropriately reimburse GPs for their time and better support […]