Key components of the new model include:
- Support GPs with a comprehensiveness payment so they can provide a wide-range of services, depending on their community’s needs. More patients treated in the community reduces pressure on hospitals.
- Support GPs via a complexity payment to support GPs in delivering healthcare to those most in need.
- Bridge the gap between hospitals and primary healthcare via integration support payments to practices. This will mean better coordination and improved patient outcomes.
- Encourage voluntary patient enrolment so patients can enrol with a specific practice and a preferred GP. This will give patients a medical home and help GPs tailor services to their community.
The new model will be released to the media and public later this afternoon. We are keen to receive further feedback on the model, from members and also key healthcare groups, patients and the general public. I urge you to take part in providing further feedback because all comments received will inform the ongoing development and refinement of the draft model. GPs can access the model on the RACGP website and provide feedback via an online survey. The survey will remain active until Friday June 12."
ABC has an article on this topic here.
SMH has an article on this topic here.