MLs devising ways to keep PIP payments for after hours care

MO understands at least two metropolitan MLs plan to use the exact same modelling as Medicare to determine how much to give practices for after hours service delivery once MLs take over responsibility for it next July.

General practice leaders have previously been critical of after hours arrangements, but United General Practice Australia has questioned the blanket move to scrap the PIP payments and hand responsibility to MLs, arguing it could disrupt after hours where it is working well.