The first two blended funding packages will become available in the middle of next year.
One will be targeted at the more than 13 thousand patients that present to hospital 10 or more times in a given year.
And the other at the nearly 200 thousand Australians in residential aged care.
Practices registered for MyMedicare will be paid incentives to provide their registered patients in aged care with regular visits and care planning.
The development of the funding package for that group has been worked through with stakeholders and can now be announced.
The incentives include, $300 per patient, per year to be paid quarterly to the GP him or herself, and $130 per patient, per year to be paid quarterly to the practice.
Rural loadings will apply, with payments increasing in line with the remoteness of the community.
Importantly, these funding packages sit on top of the existing fee-for-service, they don’t replace it – all existing Medicare rebates will continue to be paid as well.
For further information about General Practice in Aged Care Incentive (GPACI) and MyMedicare patient registration, download the fact sheet.
For more information and resources visit health.gov.au/MyMedicare