GPs to challenge govt on e-health costs

With the PCEHR to launch on 1 July, the AMA’s Council of General Practice agreed at the weekend to commence work that would calculate the likely extra cost to general practices and a new fee schedule to present to the government before then.

“I think the government thinks it’s going to happen by autopilot,” AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton told MO.

“If it takes literally five minutes on average extra for half the patients, you’re talking about two or three or four patients per day that