Continued Telehealth arrangements
From 1 January 2022 patient access to telehealth services will be supported by ongoing MBS arrangements.
The ongoing arrangements build on the temporary telehealth items introduced as part of the Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to enable all Medicare eligible Australians to access telehealth (video and phone) services for a range of (out of hospital) consultations that can also be provided in person.
MBS telehealth items will continue to be available to GPs, medical practitioners, specialists, consultant physicians, nurse practitioners, participating midwives, allied health providers and dental practitioners in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The RACGP has developed guides to support GPs in consulting remotely via phone and video during COVID-19: