For those who have graduated from medical school in 1989 or 1996, you may be wondering what a Non VR GP job is. While Non VR GPs perform the same work as their “VR” counterparts, they are eligible for Medicare rebates. In addition, Non VRs can also become vocationally registered. This article will discuss the benefits and qualifications of a Non VR GP. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a GP, read on!
Non-VR GPs are GPs who graduated between 1989 and 1996
Since 1994, GPs who graduated between 1989 and 1996 have not been eligible for VR jobs. Since then, however, the VR system has changed, making it much easier to become a non-VR GP. GPs who graduated between 1989 and 1996 still receive rebates at 93% of their 1992 pay rate. If they graduated today, they would have to pay for all their operating costs for 2013 without the benefit of grandfathering.
These doctors are not eligible for the Australian General Practice Training Program (AGPTP). They are also not able to apply for a Fellowship job until they’re already on the VR. Previously, this means they had to prepare for the Fellowship exam without much support, and in isolated locations. In response to this, the RACGP announced the PEP. It was proven that increased support for non-VR GPs helped them to improve their exam results, and also improved their confidence. This program is expected to help more than 3000 non-VR GPs achieve their GP Fellowship.
They do the same work as “VR” GPs
While the pay for “VR” GPs is higher, the job description for non-VR GPs is virtually identical. Both work in the same areas and must practice in a designated “area of need.” The only difference is the designation. Generally speaking, non-VR GPs are less experienced and may have a lower salary than their VR counterparts. However, they can still practice in any part of Australia.
In Australia, GPs can become VR or non-VR after graduating from a medical school and completing a two-year internship in a public hospital. However, since 1992, the Federal Government has frozen the Medicare payment rates for “VR” GPs. This means “VR” GPs are paid almost twice what “Non-VR” GPs do. In reality, however, “VR” and “Non-VR GP jobs are nearly identical in their requirements, including patient care and practice costs.
They are eligible for Medicare rebates
The federal government’s Vocational Register has changed how GPs can work. The former enjoy higher Medicare rebates, while non-VR doctors are eligible for lower rebates. Initially, A2 rebates were set at 93 percent, and they are no longer subject to annual indexation. Nevertheless, this change is great news for doctors and patients. Read on to learn how A2 rebates work and whether non-VR GP jobs qualify for Medicare rebates.
The new laws will apply to non-VR GPs starting in November 2018. The new MBS items in Group A7 (acupuncture) and Group A7 (non-Specialist Practitioner) will give non-VR GPs a reason to work in regional areas. These new items will allow them to bill at 80% of the equivalent VR GP item. They can claim all types of consultations.
They can become vocationally registered
If you’ve been thinking about switching careers, you may be wondering if a non-VR GP job is an option for you. There are many advantages to becoming a VR doctor. For starters, you’ll have access to higher Medicare rebates. If you’re a non-VR GP, you can get a head start on the requirements to become a VR doctor.
In Australia, pay discrimination is against the law. In order to keep from filing class action lawsuits, the Government is keeping a close eye on this list. This is to prevent a large enough group of non-VR GPs from banding together to sue the Government. Nevertheless, many doctors have filed lawsuits against non-VR GPs, and the new law has made it easier for them to do so.
However, some non-VR GPs have been in practice for many years. Some have spent decades working as GPs, but are not eligible to take the Australian General Practice Training Program. While the Australian General Practice Training Program provides minimal support, many non-VR doctors have been preparing for their Fellowship exams in a virtual vacuum. This situation is about to change. The new program, called the Vocational Registration Program (PEP), is a pilot project run by the RACGP. Its success shows that increased support boosts exam results and increases confidence in doctors. This is why the Federal Budget has provided funding for the PEP program. Ultimately, more than 3000 non-VR GPs will benefit from this new program.