GPs to warn patients of specialists’ fees under revamp

GPs will have to inform patients about potential out-of-pocket costs when referring them to a specialist, under a draft revamp of the RACGP's practice standards.

Releasing the first draft of the fifth edition standards on Monday, the college has avoided wholesale changes - although some previous recommendations would become mandatory.

The college has attempted to beef-up the demands on practices in areas such as preventative care, patient reminders and systems for recalling patients with urgent test results, as well as providing