Government’s call to cap GP visits withdrawn

A proposal to limit miscellaneous GP visits for patients enrolled in the Health Care Homes trial to just five a year has been amended only days after it was announced.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health said there had never been any plan to cap non-chronic disease-related MBS consults for patients being cared for under the new funding model, and that there had been a misunderstanding.

Minister for Health and Ageing Sussan Ley took to Twitter to clarify the government's position.

She posted that the capped visits “were never on the table” and that the reference to five subsidised