College calls for population complexity payment

The proposed model retains fee-for-service payments as the first and largest funding stream but has proposed three new streams as well, which the college said will address rising costs for 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.

“The current funding model rewards

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