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A8 - Consultant Psychiatrist Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies

A telepsychiatry consultation of more than 30 minutes but not more than 45 minutes duration by a consultant physician in the practice of his or her specialty of PSYCHIATRY where:

-    the patient is located in a regional, rural or remote area (RRMA 3-7)

-    in the preceding 12 months, payment has been made under item 291

-    an outcome tool is used where clinically appropriate

-    a mental state examination is conducted

-    a psychiatric diagnosis is made

-    a management plan provided under Item 291 is reviewed and revised

-    the reviewed management plan is explained and provided, unless clinically inappropriate, to the patient and/or the carer (with the patient's agreement)

-    the reviewed management plan is communicated in writing to the referring practitioner

Not being an attendance on a patient in respect of whom payment has been made under this item or item 293 in the preceding 12 month period.

Fee: $335.55 Benefit: 75% = $251.70 85% = $285.25

(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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