GP patient enrolment: Hundreds of practices will face three-year wait for ‘frequent flyer’ cash

Initially, only practices in nine PHN areas will be eligible for the Frequent Hospital Users Incentive.

New payments for GP practices that keep ‘frequent flyer’ patients out of hospital will be introduced over three years, leaving some practices ineligible until 2027, officials say.  

The federal Department of Health and Aged Care has revealed a handful of details on its long-promised patient enrolment scheme, dubbed MyMedicare, which officially starts in October.