RACGP Federal Budget overview 2018-19


Date: 10 May 2018

The 2018-19 Federal Health Budget includes a broad range of measures and changes, with a focus on meeting the healthcare needs of rural and ageing patients.

Among the various Health measures, the 2018-19 Federal Health Budget announced funding:

  • for a Rural Health Strategy, which includes 14 measures addressing workforce issues
  • for new and amended Medicare listings, and changes to Medicare items as a result of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce recommendations
  • to upgrade the e-prescribing software system and develop an electronic prescribing framework
  • for aged care, including funding for improving the My Aged Care website.

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 RACGP Budget Overview 2018-19 (PDF 138 KB)