Why care plans need a review

As we consider which MBS item numbers conceived in the time of COVID-19 will live on, we might give thought to some established ones, and whether they remain fit for purpose.

Particularly care plans.

GPs have a love/hate relationship with care plans. The income from them now largely sustains many practices.

Item 23 has been the most used item in general practice, accounting for 65% of all GP MBS claims between 2013 and 2019.1 

In that time, the rebate has increased from $36.30 to $38.75 — a rise of 6.7%

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