GP telehealth set to expand in the bush

Doctors will be able to claim new MBS items on 1 November

GPs will gain access to four new Medicare items for telehealth consults with patients in remote areas, under an update to the MBS that will take effect on Friday.

Money and Medicare

From 1 November, doctors will be able to claim the new items 2461, 2463, 2464 and 2465 to conduct regular consultations with patients in areas classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 6 and 7.

The items will have the same clinical requirements and rebates as standard attendance items — for instance, item 2463 will be the telehealth equivalent of a level B consult (item 23),