Medicare clarifies ‘existing relationship’ rule for GP telehealth

It has confirmed any patient in mandatory isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic does not have to see their regular GP to claim a telehealth rebate
Geir O'Rourke

The federal health department has issued new guidance on when GPs can claim telehealth items for patients with whom they don’t have an “existing relationship”.

Restrictions on the items were introduced last July amid a surge in pop-up clinics offering telehealth consults to patients they had never seen before.