Medicare Locals here to stay, at what price?
A ‘network’ has become an ‘alliance’, but are patients seeing any real benefit? The short answer, in the view of the AMA Council of General Practice (AMACGP), is a categorical ‘NO’.
The AMA has been a critic of Medicare Locals since the idea was floated. But we are realistic - it would be costly to unwind Medicare Locals at this late stage. The way ahead for primary care is to manage and shape Medicare Locals to ensure they