Royal Commission calls for capitation for GP aged care services

However, the RACGP says its scheme could burden practices and undermine existing care

Specially accredited general practices should receive capitation payments to provide residential aged care, the Aged Care Royal Commission has suggested.  

Its latest reform plan comes in the wake of its interim report release last October, which detailed allegations of substandard treatment and medication mismanagement through what it dubbed,  Australia's “cruel and harmful” aged care system. 

It says accredited GP practices would be given annual capitation payments from Federal Government