Guild takes aim at GPs who favour wealthy, healthy patients

The Pharmacy Guild has accused corporate GP practices of favouring healthy patients over poor patients with chronic conditions.

The Guild’s NSW president David Heffernan launched an attack on “five

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“Coercive” corporates where multiple GPs are making inappropriate Medicare claims should have to repay 100% of their doctors’ MBS debts, the AMA says.

From July following legislative changes, the

Former Primary Health Care CEO Peter Gregg could face up to four years in prison after being found guilty of falsifying documents in a previous role.

Mr Gregg, a former Qantas executive, was brought

The peak body representing after-hours GP corporates says its member companies are struggling to recruit and warns the problem is set to worsen as new restrictions on non-VR doctors are introduced.

The Medicare watchdog has begun auditing an entire corporate’s billing practices for the first time in its 24-year history, as it prepares to take on new powers to force corporates to repay

Primary Health Care says it will not fight an expected move to ban level B claims for consults lasting less than six minutes, saying the impact on its GPs will be minimal.

The MBS Review Taskforce

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14th February 2019

GP corporate giant Primary Health Care is officially changing its name to ‘Healius’ and adopting a new company slogan as part of a brand overhaul.

Shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favour of

GP corporate giant Primary Health Care says it owes current and former workers $18 million worth of wages dating as far back as July 2011.

No GPs have been affected, but practice nurses and reception

The GP corporate giant Primary Health Care has announced it will change its name as part of a long-running rebranding strategy.

Set up by Sydney GP Ed Bateman in the 1980s, the company became famed

Every time Dr Joe Oguns opens his surgery door to a new patient, his boss walks in.

Not because this GP works under an overzealous practice manager but because, at the National Health Co-op (NHC),

General practice seems on the cusp of the third wave of corporatisation.

We’ve had the chandeliers, grand pianos and mink-covered examination tables offered by Dr Geoffrey Edelsten; we’ve seen the