Medicare losing dozens of phone consultation items from today

Most items for telephone consults have been deleted with the new financial year.

The majority of MBS items for telephone consultations have now been deleted, with the new financial year bringing a swathe of updates to the MBS.  

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But thanks to indexation, the rebate for a standard Level B consultation is now worth an extra 35 cents.

Applied across the MBS, it's an increase of roughly 0.9% on the 2020-21 financial year

Changes coming in today include the removal of almost all the telephone-based consultation items, including those for level C and level D consults, which were claimed more than three million

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