As of today, all practitioners with a valid Medicare provider number can bill all patients with a valid Medicare card. See more information & eligible item numbers here
Temporary MBS item numbers for telehealth services have been introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new items will support GPs in delivering services via videoconference and phone to patients to reduce the risk of transmission.
The new items will be available from the 13th of March to the 30th of September 2020 and are eligible to be used by GPs, Specialists, Consultant Physicians, Obstetricians, Consultant Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health and Mental Health Workers and Midwives for consultations with vulnerable and/or isolated patients.
The definition of ‘vulnerable or isolated patients’ has been expanded to include:
From March 23, vulnerable health professionals and general practitioners who are currently authorised to use telehealth*, will also be able to use telehealth for all consultations with all their patients.
The definition of a vulnerable health professional includes:
*There is not formal application process to be eligible to provide telehealth services, you must have a Medicare Provider Number however.
UPDATE: After Hours Item Number Now Included are:
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