Behind the news - Chronic disease MBS items

MO reported last week that GP groups had thrown their weight behind a new push to overhaul chronic disease MBS items in an effort to prepare for the “grey tsunami” threatening to swamp the health system.

An AMA model for the treatment of chronic and complex disease is set to go before AMA federal council this month and will include suggested changes to the existing GP management plan and team care arrangement MBS items.

The initiative – which has the support of both the AGPN and RACGP – follows recent