GPs to get new MBS items for patient enrolment
GPs will be offered new MBS items to enrol older patients with chronic conditions with their practice.
The $450 million Federal Government reform is being sold as a way of funding the extensive work already being done by GPs outside face-to-face consultations.
It is also being suggested the new item will fund GPs to provide telehealth and co-ordinated care for frequent-flyer patients.
Beyond the fact that it will be restricted to patients aged 70 and over, or Indigenous patients aged 50 and over, finer details have, until this week, been