Call for population complexity payment

The proposed model retains fee-for-service payments as the first and largest funding stream but has also proposed three new streams which the college said will address the rising costs of patient services while retaining a focus on quality and equitable healthcare.

“Despite the known benefit of improved general practice services in reducing healthcare costs, general practice is still not fully utilised to address the health challenges Australia currently faces,” said RACGP president Dr Liz Marles.