Budget 2019: remote consultations to be funded under patient enrolment scheme

The federal government is promising a new scheme to support patients with chronic diseases that includes extra funds for flexible care models that include non face-to-face consultations with the patient's general practice.

Yesterday's federal budget promised $448.5 million over three years from next year for the voluntary enrolment scheme, which will initially be aimed people over 70 but will be available for high-needs patients.

It will allow general practices to provide consultations, referrals, scripts and test results remotely, with usual services continuing to be rebatable for the patient under Medicare.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Budget 2019

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