Budget leak: $400 million for GP practices to enrol elderly patients

All eyes will be on Canberra next week as stage 2 of the Health Care Homes revolution appears to be upon us

GP practices will apparently be offered $400 million over the next four years for “enrolling” elderly patients with chronic disease.

Parliament in Canberra

Sources have told Australian Doctor that the plan is part of the Federal Government's first move to expand the Health Care Homes trial and provide a mechanism for funding non-face-to-face GP care.

Based in part on a draft recommendation from the MBS Review Taskforce’s general practice and primary care committee, the plan would provide quarterly payments to practices based on