12
January
2018
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21:54
Australia/Melbourne

The Australian: Health insurers want to pay GPs directly

In The Australian, Australia’s largest health fund wants the federal government to allow insurers to pay GPs for seeing their members, in what would represent a major departure from long-time separation of private and primary care.

In a pre-budget submission, Bupa, which has more members than the formerly government-owned Medibank Private, has recommended insurers be ­allowed to pay GPs directly “for visits on behalf of customers”.

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