College pushes for voluntary patient registration

The RACGP says it wants voluntary patient registration and bonus payments for practices who provide comprehensive care under its future funding vision.

Last week the college made its submission to the Federal Government’s primary healthcare advisory group, which is drawing up a blueprint for reform by the end of the year. 

The college pushes for voluntary patient registration around which practices could offer a medical home to patients.

It said that patients would be encouraged to seek care from their medical home but they will be able to