GPs offered $57 MBS item for home visits to vaccinate vulnerable patients

The Federal Government says the item will also fund GPs to vaccinate aged care residents

GPs can now claim an extra $56.75 for making home visits to vaccinate the elderly or patients with disabilities against COVID-19.  

Greg Hunt
Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

The Federal Government announced the new Medicare item, which must be bulk-billed, on Monday.

It means GPs will receive a one-off payment for each visit to a disability or aged care facility independent of how many patients they vaccinate.