Medicare losing dozens of phone consultation items from today
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.
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