PartridgeGP has been providing safe services and facilities to our GPs, staff, allied health professionals and patients since the start of the pandemic. We led the way in using the phone – quick, easy, and effective – to achieve this. The Government eventually came to the party with some specific item numbers to rebate patients for the time spent with their specialist GPs. However, as the pandemic ramps up, and the Delta Variant causes lockdowns and restrictions nationwide, what does the government do?
Yes, you are correct. They have changed ALL of the item numbers, rewarding shorter consults, reducing rebates, and preferring video – which patients and GPs have declared by their choices over the last year that they don’t want. Here is a short video explaining what they have done:
They have developed a helpful 13 page document – of course there is no mention of the value of these rebates to the patient, and no explanatory notes to help GPs explain the insurers rules to patients – one day before these changes go live.
Nevertheless, PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.
Where to from here?
For everyone, we believe that having a usual GP or General Practice is central to each person’s care and recommend that people with any health issues that come to the attention of other health professionals should be advised to attend their usual GP or General Practice rather than a specialised service (ie a place not providing the holistic care a specialist GP would). If they say that they don’t have a usual GP or general practice, they should be helped to find one and to actually attend it. Call PartridgeGP on 82953200 or make an appointment online here.
(Hat tip: Dr Oliver Frank)
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