If a war erupted over Medicare, who would fight for GPs?

Are GPs out there in the wider world aware of policy proposals that promise to shift the profession from MBS fee-for-service payments to direct funding of practices?

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When announcing the Health Care Homes reforms three years ago, the then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull made it clear this was about moving away from the funding model underpinning Medicare, which has been used as the basis for remunerating doctors for 40 years.

It was the reason why he was claiming at the time that it was the biggest reform since Medicare itself.

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