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This Is A Change That Is Well Past Its Due Date!

September 13th, 2017 by davidmore
This appeared last week:8 September 2017College pushes for telehealth rebatesPosted by Julie Lambert The RACGP is urging the removal of curbs on telehealth consultations and opening up point-of-care tests to GPs in the next round of MBS reforms.As a principle, the Medicare Benefits Schedule should offer patient rebates for telehealth consults between a patient and their regular GP or practice, the College says in a submission to the MBS Review Taskforce.It suggests amending an explanatory note to clarify that professional attendances by medical practitioners cover consultations either face-to-face or via telehealth.Operational issues such as gaming and auditing will need to be addressed.  However, these are no different to the issues that exist within the current MBS, the RACGP says.It proposes time-based item numbers for telehealth consults of five minutes or more, 20 minutes or more, and at least 40 minutes, conducted at consulting rooms, not at consulting rooms,...

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