AMACGP discusses policy issues important to the future of general practice

6 Nov 2014

The AMA Council of General Practice held its last meeting for 2014 last weekend. A range of important issues related to primary health care were discussed and debated. The Council considered:

  • a draft incentive model for integrating pharmacists into general practice;
  • how to better target chronic disease management items;
  • the latest update from the Department of Health on the boundaries, role and governance of Primary Health Networks along with the requirements applicants will need to demonstrate;
  • an ongoing review of the AMA policy on fundholding and call centre triage and advice services; and 
  • The Government's MBS co-payment model.