Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note AN.30.2

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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.30.2

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

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

Item numbers 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193 will be available until 30 June 2019, to enable GPs 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: 2095 2144 2180 2193


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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

2095

2095 - Additional Information

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

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, for an obvious problem characterised by the straightforward nature of the task that requires a short patient history and, if required, limited examination and management, if:

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

Fee: $20.20 Benefit: 85% = $17.20

(See para AN.0.9, AN.30.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Item will expire on 30-Jun-2019

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

2144

2144 - Additional Information

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

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, if:

(a) the attendance is by video conference; and
(b) the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

Fee: $44.20 Benefit: 85% = $37.60

(See para AN.0.9, AN.30.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Item will expire on 30-Jun-2019

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

2180

2180 - Additional Information

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

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, if:

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

Fee: $85.60 Benefit: 85% = $72.80

(See para AN.0.9, AN.30.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Item will expire on 30-Jun-2019

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

2193

2193 - Additional Information

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

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, if:

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

Fee: $126.05 Benefit: 85% = $107.15

(See para AN.0.9, AN.30.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Item will expire on 30-Jun-2019


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