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