MBS item numbers and payments

There are telehealth MBS items available to medical practitioners and some allied health professionals.

You can bill for a range of telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers. These will allow your Medicare patients to claim a benefit. We’ll pay you directly if you bulk bill.

If you’re a consultant psychiatrist, there’s a fee loading MBS item number available. You claim an existing attendance item number as a video consultation with this item.

More information on MBS Telehealth Services is available on the MBS Online website.

Telehealth claims are paid into the same bank account you registered with us for your provider number. All Medicare payments will be made by electronic funds transfer into this bank account.

You can register your bank account details using the Provider registration for Electronic Funds Transfer payments form.

Page last updated: 2 January 2024.
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