$2 windfall for GPs is rubbish: AMA

The cost estimate, released in an AMA report today, quantifies the red-tape burden of the co-payment on GPs by taking into account things like paperwork, back office time, financial institution fees and cash handling costs. 

The report says that when bad debts are added to the mix, their costs would quickly erode the $2 per service that the government said would be retained by practices under its model. 

"It shows the statements by the government about a $2 windfall for general practice is rubbish," said AMA

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