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 meal is worth into an