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Telehealth rebates crucial for aged care – AMA survey

An increase in the Medicare rebate for visits to residential aged care facilities along with the introduction of new rebates for GP video consultations and improved IT infrastructure could help slow the decline in GP visits to RACFs, a survey has found. The Australian Medical Association’s 2012 aged care survey, conducted in July and released today, found that more than 15 per cent of doctors who provide medical care to RACFs intend to reduce their visits over the next two years.   Read more here .