Rural doctors pitch innovative telehealth model as election lobbying gears up

The two peak rural doctors' groups have proposed a new model to boost telehealth provision for rural and remote patients, asking both major parties to consider funding a cycle of care arrangement through the MBS.

Developed by the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) last year, the proposal calls for an arrangement in which a patient would see their regular GP fact to face initially, and then be able to receive follow-up consultations by telehealth for both ongoing care for chronic conditions and for routine health checks.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Telehealth

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