GP victory over pay for PCEHRs

GPs appear to have won a major victory on MBS funding for creating and updating patients' shared e-health summaries.

On Wednesday evening Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that GPs will be able to bill the MBS for preparing both event summaries and shared health summaries - a list of medications, diagnoses, immunisations, allergeis and adverse reactions - which will be uploaded onto patients' Personally Controlled E-Health Records (PCEHR).

It comes amid mounting concern that the extra time faced by GPs in ensuring patients give fully