Backtrack on GP visit cap as government quietly alters key document

A MUCH-MALIGNED proposal to cap MBS-subsidised miscellaneous GP visits for patients enrolled in the Health Care Homes trial appears to have been quickly and quietly withdrawn.

But health officials are adamant there was never any plan to cap non-chronic disease visits at five annually, attributing the furore to a misunderstanding caused, in part, by an inexactly worded factsheet.

The document in question was published online on Friday evening on the health department's website, providing