Pay GPs to enrol child patients, AMA tells govt

MBS items to enrol older patients are scheduled to start in July

The plan to pay GPs for enrolling elderly patients should be extended to include children aged five or under before eventually covering the entire population, the AMA says.

Dr Tony Bartone
Dr Tony Bartone.

The AMA also wants new MBS items to fund after-hours teleconsults between a patient and their usual GP, plus direct funding for dressings for older patients’ wound care.

The list of demands is part of the AMA’s annual federal budget