E-health pay win welcomed by GP leaders

New guidance drawn up by the Federal Government ensuring GPs can claim on the MBS for creating and updating patients’ shared e-health summaries has been welcomed by the profession.

On Wednesday night, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said GPs would be able to bill the MBS for preparing both event summaries and shared health summaries — a list of medications, diagnoses, immunisations, allergies and adverse reactions — which will then be uploaded onto patients’ Personally Controlled E-Health Records