Govt reinstates MBS item for long phone consults in COVID-19 hotspots

The item was axed a fortnight ago in measures to increase uptake of video consults

The MBS item for phone consults lasting 20 minutes or more has returned but only for patients in isolation or lockdown. 

AMA president Dr Omar Khorshid
AMA president Dr Omar Khorshid.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the policy reversal yesterday following lobbying from both the RACGP and the AMA.

With a rebate of $75.75, it is available from today in designated COVID-19 hotspot areas,

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