Coronavirus: Health ministers back push to fund GP telehealth option

There is an obvious benefit to keeping people out of clinics, says Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles

Patients with suspected coronavirus could soon be able to access Medicare rebates for video consultations with a GP, after the proposal won the backing of health ministers.

Steven Miles
Queensland Minister for Health Steven Miles.

The RACGP has been calling for an emergency infectious disease items to be added to the MBS, arguing the government’s coronavirus response is relying on GPs offering