General practitioner Dr Nathan Pinskier says larger clinics would like a “direct funding” mannequin during the vaccine rollout for the reason that Medicare mannequin is “not appropriate” for larger practices within the present local weather.
“The Medicare mannequin for larger practices will not be acceptable in the identical method that it’d work for a small follow of fifty with one or two GP homeowners,” he stated.
“The Medicare funding mannequin is a price for service mannequin which suggests if individuals don’t flip up, we don’t obtain funding.
“We would prefer a direct funding model in the same way that a hospital gets direct funded … so that we can work out how to deliver the vaccine more efficiently”.
Dr Pinskier says the vaccine rollout via GPs is a really inefficient as a result of some larger practices are solely receiving 50 doses per week.
“We have been underneath the idea that our larger practices would obtain 400 – as did most of my colleagues within the sector – however to solely get 50 means you may really try this in a day.”