Survey: 80% of GPs often spend less than 40 minutes on care plans

Fewer than one in five respondents support the proposed new rule
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Most GPs frequently spend less than 40 minutes with patients when developing MBS management plans — despite an MBS Review Taskforce proposal to have such claims banned.

An expert committee for the task force is calling for the descriptor for item 721 to be re-written, with a demand that the doctor and practice nurse spend at least 40 minutes with the patient.