GPs warn: Co-payment will be an 'administrative nightmare'

Tasmanian solo GP Dr John Wilkins told MO practices would need a sizeable float each day and a cash register; they would need to collect money, give change, write receipts, record transactions, and record bad debts and take money home, among other things.

“How do you know if someone has reached their first cap – as it includes co-payments for radiology, pathology, and other practitioners etc – and calculate the correct payment? 

"What do you do if someone hasn't got the cash or wants more people seen or brings someone else's child – for example, kids brought in by