Greg Hunt promises MBS money for GP consults via phone calls and emails

Details sparse but it's part of a 10-year plan for primary care, he says

The Federal Government says it will offer Medicare funding for GP consults conducted by phone, text, email and online under a new, 10-year plan for primary care.

Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Photo: Steve Christo

Greg Hunt, newly reappointed as health minister last month, says he has already started work on the reform plan, which will be developed alongside the AMA and the RACGP, but a key element will be telehealth.