MBS update

Health assessments by practice nurses can now be calculated into MBS billing.

A new Department of Health advice states: “The time needed to undertake the aspects … of the health assessment by the practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health practitioner may be added to the time taken by the GP to complete the assessment.”

RACGP President Dr Liz Marles says the advice clarifies the ambiguity of information released in July that left many GPs unsure