Allow us to charge a gap AND bulk-bill
1. Allow GPs to charge a gap and bulk-bill at the same time.
2. Allow practices to charge a fee for consumables (dressings, suturing material, syringes etc) and the practitioner to bulk-bill at the same visit.
3. Change care plans so that there are three tiers:
i) 1—2 chronic diseases; can bill a 721 only and get five visits without a 723
ii) three or more chronic diseases or one defined disease such as diabetes or IHD where a 721 and 723 can be done and eight visits to allied health are allowed
iii) five or more chronic diseases where there is a larger payment to practitioner for 721 and 723 plus a practice payment and 12 allied health visits are allowed.