Hunt agrees to restrict MBS funding for telehealth to usual GP or practice
The federal government has agreed to restrict Medicare-subsidised telehealth services to a patient's regular GP or medical practice, beginning next week.
Temporary MBS items for telehealth were introduced in March to try to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19, especially for high-risk patients, but were later expanded to become general in nature with no relation to diagnosing or treating COVID-19. They are due to expire in September.
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