Private insurers target MLs to manage care costs

Already some insurers offer services such as after hours telephone lines staffed by health professionals including GPs. But the person who led the establishment of MLs, AGPN chair Dr Emil Djakic, predicted insurers would ultimately partner with MLs to address population health and reduce insurers’ exposure to the cost of hospital admissions.

“The insurer… has a range of expectations about the sorts of things you as a patient will need to get done to cover off the liability of the risk,