Blended payments needed to resolve GP funding crisis: AMA

Dr Tony Bartone says more investment is needed to ease the 'enormous pressure' on GPs

The funding of general practice needs to be overhauled so GPs can stop worrying about Medicare rebates and focus on patients, the AMA says.

Tony Bartone
Dr Tony Bartone.

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone has called on the Federal Government to put more cash towards co-ordinated care payments to ease the “increasingly enormous pressure” on GPs.

“Current remuneration structures do not value GPs’ time or the significant complexity