‘We’ve been clear’: dept rejects PCEHR criticism

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton has accused the department of using “weasel words” to obscure the fact there is no new funding for GPs to prepare e-health records.

The RACGP last week released a series of scenarios, developed with support from the department, to give GPs examples of how the PCEHR would work with existing MBS items.

One scenario questioned whether a GP could reasonably charge a Level B or C consultation in the case of 75-year-old ‘Mary’ who had a long history of comorbidities, was taking