Health reforms: the year ahead for GPs

Australian Doctor takes a look at the key milestones ahead for GPs in 2012 as Labor's health reforms in primary care and e-health start to take hold, and new legislation comes into effect.

January to March

  • Second tranche of Medicare Locals start operations - January
  • Abolishment of practice nurse MBS items and the introduction of a new practice nurse incentive payment scheme – January
  • Negotiations on funding arrangements for the final GP Super Clinics launched by the Federal Government