Federal Budget: $450 million for GP practices to enrol elderly patients

The budget includes some rare financial wins for the specialty
Staff writers
Budget 2019

Medicare will start paying GP practices to enrol chronic disease patients, but the biggest news from tonight’s Federal Budget might be the Federal Government’s attempt to save its PIP reforms.

Its biggest commitment to general practice was leaked last week; a $450 million investment in funding quarterly “patient enrolment” payments for patients aged 70 and over.