Push to create 'pay-what-you-want' GP practices

Dr Daniel Epstein says giving patients freedom to pick their own fee could help GPs escape universal bulk-billing

A ‘pay-as-you-feel’ honesty system with no set patient fees is being touted as a way for GPs to escape universal bulk-billing.

Daniel Epstein
Dr Daniel Epstein.

The idea is based on the system used by a not-for-profit vegetarian restaurant chain called Lentil as Anything which offers meals free of charge in Sydney and Melbourne.

In return, diners are encouraged to donate what they 'feel' the