22 May 2020 News - Changes to COVID-19 services

Nine new telehealth and telephone items

Page last updated: 22 May 2020

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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

* means that the telehealth and telephone services commenced on 22 May 2020

      ANAESTHESIA ATTENDANCES for COVID-19

      These services are for non-admitted patients

      Service
      Existing Item face to face
      COVID-19 Telehealth item
      video-conference
      COVID-19 Telephone item – 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 face
      COVID-19 Telehealth items
      video-conference
      COVID-19 Telephone items – for when video-conferencing is not available
      *Dental practitioner, initial attendance
51700
54001
54002
      *Dental practitioner, subsequent attendance
51703
54003
54004
      Allied health, group dietetics

      These services are for non-admitted patients

      Existing Items face to face
      COVID-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

The links to the relevant legislation is below:

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - COVID-19 Telehealth and Telephone Attendances) Amendment (Further Expansion of Remote Attendance Items) Determination 2020