Stop hospitals using named referrals to exploit Medicare: RACGP

General practice funding suffers when hospitals require named referrals, the RACGP says.
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The RACGP has used a review of national hospital funding deals to demand an end to hospitals requiring GPs to write named referrals to get their patients onto waitlists.  

The latest five-year National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) — which controls how federal, state and territory governments carve up $135 billion in health funding — is undergoing a mid-term review.