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RACGP Federal Budget Overview 2018-19

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.