After-hours overhaul urgent

A letter from RDAA CEO Jenny Johnson to department deputy secretary David Butt, sent just days before the 1 July changeover to ML-funded after-hours arrangements, warned “there is more work to be done” to “bed down” the “problematic” reform, which involves ending Medicare PIP payments.

Ms Johnson warned practices that had already signed a contract expected to receive up to $16,000 less funding.

She wants the After Hours Technical Working Group reconvened to allow general practice to “work together to