GP telehealth corporate vows to fight Medicare changes

Doctors on Demand says the restriction is about "protecting GPs, not patients".

A telehealth corporate is vowing to fight new restrictions on MBS phone and video items, claiming they are about “protecting GPs, not patients”.

Kirsty Garrett
Doctors on Demand CEO Kirsty Garrett.

From next week, Medicare items for GP telehealth consultations will be restricted to practices with an existing face-to-face relationship with the patient claiming the rebate.

The announcement on Friday (see below) has