RACGP federal pre-budget submission 2021-22


Submission

Date: 29 Jan 2021

The RACGP has released its 2021-22 pre-budget submission. The submission recommends that the federal government commit funds to:

  1. Improve MBS funding
    Improve patient access to general practice services through:
    1. Increasing annual indexation of MBS rebates to support patient access to general practice carea)
    2. ncreasing annual indexation of MBS rebates to support patient access to general practice careb)
    3. Increasing the patient rebate for longer general practice consultationsc) Improving patient rebates to support mental health care, and coordination of mental and physical healthcare, by GPs.
  2. Support MBS-subsidised telehealth consultations
    Continue availability of adequately funded MBS-subsidised telephone and videoconferencing consultations for all Australians.
  3. Introduce new funding models for general practice
    Support the longer-term viability of general practice by introducing sustainable new models of funding patient access to general practice services, starting with the introduction of funding to support care coordination.

Read the submission

 RACGP pre-budget submission 2021–22 (PDF 336 KB)

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