'It will fail': Fee structure revealed as health care homes draw nearer

A SURREPTITIOUS dump of new information about the funding and shape of the government’s health care homes trial has doctors convinced that it’ll be little more than a cost-cutting exercise.

The health department quietly published the first detailed blueprint of the trial on its website late on Friday afternoon, outlining a three-tiered system of bundled payments for the care of the estimated 20% of Australians with two or more chronic health conditions.

GPs will be paid an average of about