Date published: 
21 September 2020
Type: 
Webinar
Audience: 
Health sector
Webinar date : 
Thursday, September 24 2020 11:30 am to 12:00 pm AEST
Webinar tile for GPs

Presenters

  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

  • Lisa Schofield, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health

  • Dr Christopher Blyth, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia and Co-Chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

Question and answer

Question: Is it permissible for a GP to bill a COVID-19 telehealth attendance where the GP is required, due to the patient’s incapacity, to communicate with the patient’s professional or personal carers on the patient’s behalf, as long as the patient is present during the attendance?

Answer: Thank you for asking this question. Yes, it is permissible for a GP to bill a COVID-19 telehealth attendance in this situation. The temporary COVID-19 telehealth items are intended to substitute for standard face-to-face attendance items and cannot be billed for services which would not normally be billed to the MBS.

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