Full details of today's new MBS items for general practice

Any patient will be able to access telehealth rebates, including those for care plans and mental health treatment

All patients can now access Medicare-funded telehealth from their GP, using temporary COVID-19 items added to the MBS.

The list of telephone and video consultation items includes care plans, after-hours and mental health treatment.

Rebates and descriptors mirror those for existing items in most cases.

Consults must be bulk-billed — but the government says it is changing the rules so that doctors only have to bulk-bill concession card holders.

And increased bulk-billing incentives will also apply for eligible patients.

Read a list of the main items for GPs below:

GP attendances