Govt backs ML plan to continue PIPs

Sparking fears of service gaps, the government said it was ending Medicare-allocated after hours PIPs from July this year, with the funding to be administered after that date by the 61 newly formed Medicare Locals.

As first reported by MO, Metro North Brisbane ML and at least one other ML had hoped to minimise disruption by using the exact same formula as Medicare to decide how much it paid practices for after hours.

Metro North Brisbane sent a proposal to the health department to copy the current funding arrangements between practices and

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