GP of the year says his Health Care Home is 'ready to shine'

A GP whose practice is set to be transformed into a Health Care Home in just six weeks' time says the reforms promise a new future in chronic disease care.

The first 20 practices will start registering their chronic disease patients on 1 October.

From that point on they will received bundled payments — ranging from $600 to $1800 — to fund the care of their patients for the following 12 months.

It's been described as one of the biggest reforms since Medicare and could possibly signal the end of MBS fee-for-service for a signifant part of GP work.

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Dr Walid Jammal (pictured), owner of the Hills Family General Practice in Western Sydney, is