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And Now The Rubber Really Hits The Road With the NEHRS. It Will Really Cost If Adopted.

April 10th, 2012 by davidmore
This popped up today. AMA proposes PCEHR consult items and fees 10th Apr 2012 Mark OBrien GPs have been advised to charge each patient up to $210 when preparing a shared health summary for the governments personally controlled e-health record (PCEHR) system, which will be rolled out from 1 July. AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said government had not created any new MBS items, and had not set aside any new funding, to remunerate GPs for the work they would put into creating shared health summaries. The public announcements from the government suggest that patients will only get a Medicare rebate if the shared health summary is prepared as part of an existing MBS consultation, Dr Hambleton said. GPs are being asked to do more work in their consultations for no reward. We have sought more information and clarification but no formal public response has been forthcoming. More here: http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/ama-proposes-pcehr-consult-items-and-fees The...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
 
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