New MBS telehealth items for the coronavirus

13 March 2020

Use the item numbers if you provide phone and video services to patients affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Use these new items to claim for services you provide to patients by:

  • video conferencing
  • phone attendance.

The new MBS items include a COVID-19 pathology test and telehealth services for:

  • general attendances
  • health assessments
  • chronic disease management and team care arrangements
  • early interventions for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability
  • mental health treatment and planning
  • eating disorder treatment and management
  • focussed psychological strategies
  • pregnancy support counselling
  • antenatal and postnatal attendances.

You can claim the new items with existing bulk bill incentive items. You can find the MBS item numbers for COVID-19 at MBS Online.

You can’t use these item numbers for services you provided before 13 March 2020.

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Page last updated: 30 March 2020