Telehealth campaign

Exclusive: Mandatory telehealth bulk-billing to be ditched

17th September 2020

The Federal Government is expected to ditch the mandatory bulk-billing requirements for telehealth when it announces that the temporary telehealth items will continue for another six months.

The items, introduced in March as part of the response to the COVID pandemic, expire on 30 September.

It was widely expected the government would offer its long-term plan for funding telehealth.

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Get the latest COVID-19 MBS items quick guide

29th June 2021

Update: The Federal Government has announced it is reinstating an MBS item for telephone consults lasting 20 minutes or more in COVID-19 hotspots.

Eligible patients can claim item 92746 as of 16 July.

The MBS items available to GPs for telehealth, limited telephone, RACF mental health and COVID vaccine assessments have been revised and rebates indexed from July 1st.

New telephone and sexual health consult items have also been added.

Here's an up-to-date quick guide to the temporary COVID-19 MBS items that are available to GPs and the indexed rebates.