Chronic disease care plan revamp in the works

The MBS Review Taskforce is proposing to cut rebates for GP management plans and increase funding for follow-up

Rebates for preparing chronic disease patient care plans would be cut in favour of bigger government spending on follow-up consults, under a draft proposal from the MBS Review Taskforce.

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The review’s general practice and primary care committee has asked the AMA and RACGP to comment on a draft plan to revamp GP Medicare items, including a ban on a level B attendance for any consult less than six minutes and a new level E item.

But the report remains confidential and will not be shared with the broader profession or the public unless the taskforce approves