MBS items for initial specialist consults conducted via video face the axe

But it wants the Federal Government to reverse its block on MBS funding for ongoing specialist telephone consults.
Dr Jacqueline Small.

Specialists will be prevented from claiming MBS items for initial consults via video under a crackdown suggested by the MBS Review Advisory Committee.

The committee has been tasked with examining the impact — both good and bad — of the various telehealth MBS items following their rollout during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.