Budget 2016 – what else has escaped Pandora's box

News of the Medicare freeze has shocked the specialty. But find out what else is in this year's Budget.

Heath Care Homes

The big reform for general practice over the next year is the roll out of Health Care Homes.

The government wants to pay these practices a bundled payment — partly drawn from cashing out Medicare — to manage enrolled patients with two or more chronic diseases.

The Budget includes funding of $21.3 million for a trial across 200 practices and