Specialists have backed calls for an overhaul of “outdated” referral pathway rules, but stopped short of supporting a push for referral status to be decoupled from specialist billing. Last week a Deeble Institute report, Optimising health care through specialist reforms, argued that existing rules requiring patients to obtain repeat referrals in order to continue receiving ...
Specialists want referral reform: ditch the 3-week rule
By Andrew Bracey
7 Oct 2020