“GPs know that Medicare rebates do not adequately cover comprehensive care for vulnerable patients with complex needs and multiple conditions.
We don’t just see the patient, we then review or make all the reports and interaction with other health professionals who see their patients. This work isn’t funded by Medicare.
Service incentive payments could enable longer consultations and help cover the administration of comprehensive health plans.
This would enable GPs to provide the best possible care at the lowest possible cost to patients.”