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A8 - Consultant Psychiatrist Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies

Professional attendance by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty of psychiatry-a telepsychiatry consultation of more than 30 minutes but not more than 45 minutes in duration, if:

(a) the patient is being managed by a medical practitioner or a participating nurse practitioner in accordance with a management plan prepared by the consultant physician in accordance with item 291; and

(b) the attendance follows referral of the patient to the consultant physician for review of the management plan by the referring practitioner managing the patient; and

(c) during the attendance, the consultant physician:

(i) uses an outcome tool (if clinically appropriate); and

(ii) carries out a mental state examination; and

(iii) makes a psychiatric diagnosis; and

(iv) reviews the management plan; and

(d) within 2 weeks after the attendance, the consultant physician:

(i) prepares a written diagnosis of the patient; and

(ii) revises the management plan; and

(iii) gives the referring practitioner a copy of the diagnosis and the revised management plan; and

(iv) if clinically appropriate, explains the diagnosis and the revised management plan, and gives a copy, to:

(A) the patient; and

(B) the patient's carer (if any), if the patient agrees; and

(e) the patient is located in a regional, rural or remote area; and

(f) in the preceding 12 months, a service to which item 291 applies has been performed; and

(g) in the preceding 12 months, a service to which this item or item 293 applies has not been performed

Fee: $340.60 Benefit: 75% = $255.45 85% = $289.55

(See para AN.0.30, AN.0.59 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $500.00

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