MBS Telehealth Items Extended
As part of Australia’s COVID-19 health response the Government will extend the COVID-19 specialist telehealth items in their current form, for a further 3 months, from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. Access further information about the extension of Australia’s COVID-19 health response.
On 13 March 2020 the Australian Government listed a range of temporary items for specialist-specific telehealth services to ensure continued patient access to specialist care during the pandemic. The Department continues to review the ongoing role of COVID telehealth in supporting patients during the pandemic and will plan a longer-term arrangement for MBS specialist telehealth in consultation with peak medical professional groups.
The COVID-19 specialist telehealth item factsheets will be updated to reflect this 3-month extension and will be published soon on the MBS Online website.
For further information email the Surgical Services Team directly.