Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 899

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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

899

899 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
02-Mar-2019
Description Start Date:
02-Mar-2019
Schedule Fee Start Date:
02-Mar-2019

Group
A7 - Acupuncture and Non-Specialist Practitioner Items
Subgroup
12 - Non-Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting not more than 5 minutes in duration, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

Fee: $16.15 Benefit: 85% = $13.75

(See para AN.7.1, AN.7.28 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Item will expire on 30-Jun-2019

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $48.45


Associated Notes

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.7.1

Attendances by Medical Practitioners

Items 179-181, 185-187, 189-197, 203-206, 215-287, 371, 372, 733-789, 792, 812-892, 899-906, 90092-93, 90095-96, 90183, 90188, 90202, and 90212 relate to attendances rendered by a medical practitioner who is not a general practitioner, specialist or consultant physician, and who:


(a) is registered under section 3GA of the Act, to the extent that the person is practising during the period in respect of which, and in the location in respect of which, he or she is registered, and insofar as the circumstances specified for paragraph 19AA(3)(b) of the Act apply; or


(b) is covered by an exemption under subsection 19AB(3) of the Act; or


(c) first became a medical practitioner before 1 November 1996. 

Related Items: 179 181 185 187 189 191 203 206 214 215 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 235 236 237 238 239 240 243 244 245 249 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 268 269 270 271 272 276 277 279 281 282 283 285 286 287 371 372 733 737 741 745 761 763 766 769 772 776 788 789 792 812 827 829 867 868 869 873 876 881 885 891 892 899 901 905 906 90092 90093 90095 90096 90183 90188 90202 90212

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.7.28

Telehealth services for people living in flood-affected communities in Queensland

New telehealth consultation items for non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general attendance services by videoconference to patients living in flood-affected Local Government Areas in Queensland receiving disaster recovery allowance.

Item numbers 899, 901, 905 and 906 will be available until 30 June 2019, to enable non-specialist medical practitioners to provide videoconference consultations in Local Government Areas in Queensland listed at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/far-north-queensland-floods-february-2019-disaster-recovery-allowance.

The items replicate the clinical requirements and fee/rebate structures of Level A to D items provided in consulting rooms. Eligibility for the service is determined on the basis of patient location. It is a requirement that the attendance be by videoconference, and that the patient be located in a flood affected eligible area. 

 

Related Items: 899 901 905 906


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  • Assist - Addition/Deletion of (Assist.)
  • Amend - Amended Description
  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change