Outcry over cash for Health Care Homes

Practices will receive between $600 and $1800 a year to manage each of their chronic disease patients under the Federal Government’s Health Care Homes scheme.

The RACGP has slammed the funding announcement, which was released by the Department of Health "surreptitiously" on Friday evening.

The $600 sum will be given to practices for every patient assessed as being in tier 1 of the scheme's funding model. This tier covers around 10% of the population who have multiple chronic conditions, but are largely self-managing

Higher-risk chronic diesase patients