COVID-19 Telehealth MBS items - complete list

Page last updated: 28 May 2020

UPDATE - 28 May 2020

New XML file available to incorporate pathology items 69476 and 69477 that were available from 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020 items 69476 and 69477 apply to pathology tests performed in accordance with the service described in item 69485 from 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.
Further information can be found on the COVID-19 Pathology fact sheet.

To clarify that these items can be claimed for pathology tests performed during those dates, the 17 March 2020 XML (MBS XML 200317) includes these items in the March downloads page.

Correction to table "ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL for COVID-19 - Dental practitioner (oral and maxillofacial approved), referred consultation"

The table has been corrected to denote that:

  • items 54001 and 54003 (rather than 54002) can be claimed for Dental practitioner, initial attendance; and
  • items 54002 (rather than 54003) and 54004 can be claimed for Dental practitioner, subsequent attendance.

NEWS- 22 May MBS release

On 29 March 2020, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, announced: Whole of population telehealth for patients, general practice, primary care and other medical services to support the response to COVID-19.

      o The complete range of telehealth (video-conference) and phone consultation items are available to all Australians. This is stage 5 of the COVID-19 response.

      o Bulk-billing incentives items are available for medical services (items 10990, 10991 and 10992), diagnostic imaging services (items 64990 and 64991) and pathology services (74990 and 74991) for patients who are either under 16 years old, or who are a Commonwealth concessional beneficiary.

      o The following bulk-billing incentive items are available where a medical service is provided to a vulnerable patient:
      - item 10981 mirrors the current item 10990 metropolitan
      - item 10982 mirrors the current item 10991 regional
If further changes are made, they will be added to the MBS XML and MBS Online as soon as possible. As details of the new MBS items continue to develop, this page (and associated fact sheets) will be updated.

New Telehealth Items for COVID-19 from 22 May 2020
Specialists:

New MBS items have been introduced for telehealth and telephone services for anaesthetists - items 92701 and 92712, which mirror the existing service 17615.

Dental practitioners practising oral and maxillofacial surgery:

New MBS items have been introduced for telehealth and telephone services:
. 54001 and 54002 - these mirror the existing service 51700
. 54003 and 54004 - these mirror the existing service 51703

Allied health - dieticians:

New MBS items have been introduced for telehealth and telephone services:
. 93284 and 93286 - these mirror the existing service 81120
. 93285 - this mirrors the existing service 81125

The XML can be downloaded from the Downloads page.
* means that the telehealth and telephone services commenced on 22 May 2020

GENERAL PRACTITIONER ATTENDANCES

These services need to be bulk-billed for vulnerable patients, concession card holders and children under 16 years, and are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Standard GP Attendance
GP attendance for an obvious problem
3
91790
91795
GP attendance less than 20 minutes
23
91800
91809
GP attendance at least 20 minutes
36
91801
91810
GP attendance at least 40 minutes
44
91802
91811
Health assessment for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
GP health assessment
715
92004
92016
Chronic Disease Management
GP management plan, prepare
721
92024
92068
GP team care arrangement, co-ordinate development
723
92025
92069
GP contribution to prepare or review a multidisciplinary care plan, prepared by another provider
729
92026
92070
GP contribution to prepare or review a multidisciplinary care plan, prepared by a provider when the patient was admitted or by a RACF
731
92027
92071
GP attendance to coordinate a GP management plan or team care arrangements
732
92028
92072
Autism Management
GP early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability
139
92142
92145
Pregnancy Support
GP pregnancy support item, more than 20 minutes
4001
92136
92138
Eating Disorder Management
GP without mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, 20 to 40 minutes
90250
92146
92154
GP without mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, more than 40 minutes
90251
92147
92155
GP with mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, 20 to 40 minutes
90252
92148
92156
GP with mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, more than 40 minutes
90253
92149
92157
GP to review an eating disorder plan
90264
92170
92176
GP eating disorder FPS treatment, 30 to 40 minutes
90271
92182
92194
GP eating disorder FPS treatment, more than 40 minutes
90273
92184
92196
Mental Health
General Practitioners (credentialed with CEM)
GP without mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, 20 to 40 minutes
2700
92112
92124
GP without mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, more than 40 minutes
2701
92113
92125
GP to review a mental health plan
2712
92114
92126
GP mental health consult, more than 20 minutes
2713
92115
92127
GP with mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, 20 to 40 minutes
2715
92116
92128
GP with mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, more than 40 minutes
2717
92117
92129
FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes
2721, 2729
91818
91842
FPS treatment of more than 40 minutes
2725, 2731
91819
91843
Urgent After Hours
GP urgent after hours, unsociable
599
92210
92216
OTHER MEDICAL PRACTITIONER ATTENDANCES
These services need to be bulk-billed for concessional and vulnerable patients and children under 16 years, and are for non-admitted patients
ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Attendance of not more than 5 minutes
52
91792
91797
Attendance of more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes
53
91803
91812
Attendance of more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes
54
91804
91813
Attendance of more than 45 minutes
57
91805
91814
Attendance of not more than 5 minutes
179
91794
91799
Attendance of more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes. Modified Monash 2-7 area
185
91806
91815
Attendance of more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes. Modified Monash 2-7 area
189
91807
91816
Attendance of more than 45 minutes. Modified Monash 2-7 area
203
91808
91817
Health assessment for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
OMP health assessment
228
92011
92023
Chronic Disease Management
OMP management plan, prepare
229
92055
92099
OMP team care arrangement, coordinate development
230
92056
92100
OMP contribution to prepare or review a multidisciplinary care plan, prepared by another provider
231
92057
92101
OMP contribution to prepare or review a multidisciplinary care plan, prepared by a provider when the patient was admitted or by a RACF
232
92058
92102
OMP attendance to coordinate a GP management plan or team care arrangements
233
92059
92103
Pregnancy support
OMP pregnancy support item, more than 20 minutes
792
92137
92139
Eating Disorder Management
OMP without mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, 20 to 40 minutes
90254
92150
92158
OMP without mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, more than 40 minutes
90255
92151
92159
OMP with mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, 20 to 40 minutes
90256
92152
92160
OMP with mental health training, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, at least 40 minutes
90257
92153
92161
OMP to review an eating disorder plan
90265
92171
92177
OMP eating disorder FPS treatment, 30 to 40 minutes
90275
92186
92198
OMP eating disorder FPS treatment, more than 40 minutes
90277
92188
92200
Urgent after hours
OMP urgent after hours, unsociable
600
92211
92217
Mental Health
OMP without mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, 20 to 40 minutes
272
92118
92130
OMP without mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, more than 40 minutes
276
92119
92131
OMP to review a mental health plan
277
92120
92132
OMP mental health consult, more than 20 minutes
279
92121
92133
OMP with mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, 20 to 40 minutes
281
92122
92134
OMP with mental health training, prepare a mental health plan, more than 40 minutes
282
92123
92135
FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes
283, 371
91820
91844
FPS treatment of more than 40 minutes
286, 372
91821
91845
SPECIALIST, CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN AND PSYCHIATRIST ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items

face to face

COVID-19 Telehealth items

video-conference

COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Specialist. Initial attendance
104
91822
91832
Specialist. Subsequent attendance
105
91823
91833
Consultant Physician
Consultant physician. Initial attendance
110
91824
91834
Consultant physician. Subsequent attendance
116
91825
91835
Consultant physician. Minor attendance
119
91826
91836
Consultant physician. Treatment and management plan - Initial assessment – at least 2 morbidities - at least 45 minutes duration
132
92422
92431
Consultant physician. Treatment and management plan - Review – at least 2 morbidities - at least 20 minutes duration
133
92423
92432
Specialist or consultant physician
Specialist or consultant physician early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability
137
92141
92144
Paediatrics
Paediatrics early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability
135
92140
92143
Paediatrician, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, more than 45 minutes
90261
92163
92167
Paediatrician, to review an eating disorder plan, more than 20 minutes
90267
92173
92179
Consultant psychiatrist
Consultant psychiatrist attendance, more than 45 minutes, to develop a treatment and management plan for a patient under 13 years with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder
289
92434
92474
Consultant psychiatrist diagnosis and assessment and management plan - at least 45 minutes in duration
291
92435
92475
Consultant psychiatrist diagnosis and assessment and management plan - 30 to 45 minutes
293
92436
92476
Consultant psychiatrist attendance, more than 45 minutes, new patient (or 2 years between last service for existing patient)
296
92437
92477
Group psychotherapy of not less than 1 hour (2-9 unrelated patients or a family group of more than 3 patients)
342
92455
92495
Group psychotherapy of not less than 1 hour (family group of 3 patients)
344
92456
92496
Group psychotherapy of not less than 1 hour (family group of 2 patients)
346
92457
92497
Consultant psychiatrist attendance, interviewing a person other than a patient, 20 to 45 minutes, initial diagnosis
348
92458
92498
Consultant psychiatrist attendance, interviewing a person other than a patient, more than 45 minutes, initial diagnosis
350
92459
92499
Consultant psychiatrist attendance, interviewing a person other than a patient, more than 20 minutes, continuing management
352
92460
92500
Consultant psychiatrist. Consultation, not more than 15 minutes, fewer than 50 attendances
300
91827
91837
Consultant psychiatrist. Consultation, 15 to 30 minutes, fewer than 50 attendances
302
91828
91838
Consultant psychiatrist. Consultation, 30 to 45 minutes, fewer than 50 attendances
304
91829
91839
Consultant psychiatrist. Consultation, 45 to 75 minutes, fewer than 50 attendances
306
91830
91840
Consultant psychiatrist. Consultation, more than 75 minutes, fewer than 50 attendances
308
91831
91841
Consultant psychiatrist, prepare an eating disorder treatment and management plan, more than 45 minutes
90260
92162
92166
Consultant psychiatrist, to review an eating disorder plan, more than 30 minutes
90266
92172
92178
Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine Comprehensive assessment and development of a management plan – patient 65 years or older - 60 minutes duration or more
141
92623
92628
Geriatric Medicine Subsequent attendance to review/revise the initial management plan as necessary – patient 65 years or older - 30 minutes duration or more
143
92624
92629
OBSTETRICIANS, GPs, MIDWIVES, NURSES OR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Antenatal Service provided by a Nurse, Midwife or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner on behalf of, and under the supervision of, a medical practitioner
16400
91850
91855
Postnatal attendance by an obstetrician or GP
16407
91851
91856
Postnatal attendance by:
(i) a midwife (on behalf of and under the supervision of the medical practitioner who attended the birth); or
(ii) an obstetrician; or
(iii) a general practitioner
16408
91852
91857
Antenatal attendance
16500
91853
91858
PUBLIC HEALTH PHYSICIAN ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Public health physician, Level A, simple and straightforward
410
92513
92521
Public health physician, Level B, less than 20 minutes
411
92514
92522
Public health physician, Level C, lasting at least 20 minutes
412
92515
92523
Public health physician, Level D, lasting at least 40 minutes
413
92516
92524
NEUROSURGERY ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Neurosurgeon, initial attendance
6007
92610
92617
Neurosurgeon, minor attendance
6009
92611
92618
Neurosurgeon, subsequent attendance, 15 - 30 minutes
6011
92612
92619
Neurosurgeon, subsequent attendance, 30 - 45 minutes
6013
92613
92620
Neurosurgeon, subsequent attendance, more than 45 minutes
6015
92614
92621
ANAESTHESIA ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
*Anaesthetist, professional attendance, advanced or complex
17615
92701
92712
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL for COVID-19

Dental practitioner (oral and maxillofacial approved), referred consultation

These services are for non-admitted patients

Existing Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
*Dental practitioner, initial attendance
51700
54001
54003
*Dental practitioner, subsequent attendance
51703
54002
54004
PARTICIPATING NURSE PRACTITIONER ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services need to be bulk-billed for concessional and vulnerable patients, and are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Attendance for an obvious problem
82200
91192
91193
Attendance less than 20 minutes
82205
91178
91189
Attendance at least 20 minutes
82210
91179
91190
Attendance at least 40 minutes
82215
91180
91191
MENTAL HEALTH ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

These services need to be bulk-billed for concessional and vulnerable patients, and are for non-admitted patients

GP mental health attendances and OMP mental health attendances are included under the GP and OMP tables above

ServiceExisting Items current video-conference items
Current geographic restrictions apply
COVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference

Geographic restrictions do not apply
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Geographic restrictions do not apply
Clinical Psychologists
Attendance lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 50 minutes
80001
91166
91181
Attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
80011
91167
91182
Psychologists
Attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
80101
91169
91183
Attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
80111
91170
91184
Occupational Therapists
Attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
80126
91172
91185
Attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
80136
91173
91186
Social Workers
Attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
80151
91175
91187
Attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
80161
91176
91188
ALLIED HEALTH ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

The telehealth and telephone items can be used by the same range of allied health providers that can access the existing items (as set out in the fact sheet)

These services are for non-admitted patients

ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Chronic disease management
Allied Health CDM services (all 13 items)
10950, 10951, 10952, 10953, 10954, 10956, 10958, 10960, 10962, 10964, 10966, 10968, 10970
93000
93013
Pregnancy support
Pregnancy support counselling, eligible psychologist, at least 30 minutes
81000
93026
93029
Autism management
Psychology, early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability, under 13 years
82000
93032
93040
Speech pathology or Occupational therapy, early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability, under 13 years
82005, 82010, 82030
93033
93041
Psychology, early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability, under 15 years
82015
93035
93043
Speech pathology, Occupational therapy, Audiology, Optometry, Orthoptic or Physiotherapy early intervention services for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability, under 15 years
82020, 82025, 82035
93036
93044
Follow-up Allied Health Services for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Allied Follow-up CDM services (all 13 items)
81300, 81305, 81310, 81315, 81320, 81325, 81330, 81335, 81340, 81345, 81350, 81355, 81360
93048
93061
ATTENDANCES for COVID-19 Services Provided By A Practice Nurse Or Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner On Behalf Of A Medical Practitioner

These services are for non-admitted patients

Existing Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Follow up service for an Indigenous person who has received a health assessment
10987
93200
93202
Service provided to a person with a chronic disease
10997
93201
93203

Eating Disorder Management
Dietetics, eating disorders service, at least 20 minutes
82350
93074
93108
Clinical psychologist, eating disorders service, 30 to 50 minutes
82352
93076
93110
Clinical psychologist, eating disorders service, at least 50 minutes
82355
93079
93113
Psychologist, eating disorders service, 20 to 50 minutes
82360
93084
93118
Psychologist, eating disorders service, at least 50 minutes
82363
93087
93121
Occupational therapist, eating disorders service, 20 to 50 minutes
82368
93092
93126
Occupational therapist, eating disorders service, at least 50 minutes
82371
93095
93129
Social worker, eating disorders service, 20 to 50 minutes
82376
93100
93134
Social worker, eating disorders service, at least 50 minutes
82379
93103
93137
Allied health, group dietetics

These services are for non-admitted patients

Existing Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
*Dietitian, eligible, assessment for a group service
81120
93284
93286
*Dietitian, eligible, group service
81125
93285
n/a
PARTICIPATING MIDWIFE ATTENDANCES for COVID-19
ServiceExisting Items face to faceCOVID-19 Telehealth items
video-conference
COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
Short antenatal attendance lasting up to 40 minutes
82105
91211
91218
Long antenatal attendance lasting at least 40 minutes
82110
91212
91219
Short postnatal attendance lasting up to 40 minutes
82130
91214
91221
Long postnatal attendance lasting at least 40 minutes
82135
91215
91222

PATHOLOGY

Items 69479 and 69480 need to be bulk-billed

Existing Items face to faceCOVID-19
69485Detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid69479

69480

Public providers: item 69479 (which has an equivalent fee to items 69485 and 69476)

Private providers: item 69480 (which has an equivalent fee to items 69485 and 69477)


The links to the legislation are below:

Telehealth and Telephone


Bulk-billing Incentive Pathology