Changes to COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services: July 2021

New, continuing and discontinued telephone items for GPs and Other Medical Practitioners

Commencing 13 March 2020 and extending until 31 December 2021, the Australian Government has made a number of temporary MBS telehealth (video and telephone) items available to help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and provide protection for patients and health care providers.

From 1 July 2021, General Practitioner (GP) and Other Medical Practitioner telephone items will be streamlined. This change aligns with how the items are being used by providers and is also based on expert advice about the use of telephone-based services.

No changes to face-to-face items or telehealth items delivered via videoconference have been made.

Click here to access a fact sheet produced by NEDC containing information about the new, continuing and discontinued telephone items from 1 July 2021, which may be relevant to GPs and Other Medical Practitioners providing services via telephone to patients experiencing an eating disorder.

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