Introduction of new Level E consultation items lasting 60 minutes or more

This page provides information on the introduction of new Level E consultation items for general attendance services lasting 60 minutes or more on 1 November 2023

Page last updated: 13 October 2023

From 1 November 2023, new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Level E items for general attendance consultations of 60 minutes or more by general practitioners (GPs) and medical practitioners (MPs) which provide higher benefits to patients will commence.

21 new items will be included in the MBS for GP and MP Level E consultations of 60 minutes or longer. The new Level E consultation items will improve patient care outcomes by allowing GPs to provide longer consultations to patients where clinically required.

The introduction of a longer general attendance consultation was a recommendation of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce and the former MBS Review Taskforce.

Further information and guidance can be found in the documents below:

File
PDF and Word versions (where appropriate)
Factsheet for1 November 2023introduction of MBS Level E consultation items
(Last updated:
22 August 2023)
Word Version - Introduction of MBS Level E long consultations of 60 minutes or more - Factsheet (Word 118 KB)
PDF Version - Introduction of MBS Level E long consultations of 60 minutes or more - Factsheet (PDF 132 KB)
Quick reference tables for General Practitioners and Medical Practitioners
(Last updated:
22 August 2023)
Word Version - 1 November 2023 GP and MP guidance tables (Word 39 KB)
PDF Version - 1 November 2023 GP and MP guidance tables (PDF 44 KB)

In this section