AACP Campaign

Geriatric Assessment Items

Members will be aware that the AACP is continuing to push for expanded access to the geriatric assessment items for those consultant physicians who provide the required geriatric assessment services, particularly in rural settings where there is very limited access to specialist geriatricians.

Again, this is an anomaly where patients of general consultant physicians are not eligible for this rebate, even though the assessment services are the same. The AACP is continuing to press for a change of approach in relation to access to this item.