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Mixed-billing changes for COVID-19 telehealth

As foreshadowed by Health Minister Greg Hunt last week, the Federal Government has amended the COVID-19 telehealth legislation in Australia to allow for mixed-billing in some circumstances.


Telehealth for all

The Federal Government has further expanded access to telehealth services in Australia. The changes come into effect at 8am on Monday 30 March 2020 and will remain in place until 30 September 2020, pending further review.


COVID-19 telehealth update

The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, issued a joint press release on 23 March which expands the use of telehealth items during the COVID-19 crisis.


New item numbers for COVID-19

Additional item numbers have been added to the MBS from 13 March 2020, under the Australian Government’s comprehensive $2.4 billion health package in response to COVID-19.

Practice Management

13 Mar 2020


Phone consultations for COVID-19

Australians who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 have been advised to phone their GP or local health service and seek advice before attending. The Australian Government unveiled a health package on 11 March 2020 under which, from Friday 13 March 2020, Medicare will allow bulk-billing of phone or video consultations for people in home isolation or quarantine, as a result of coronavirus. The services can be provided by doctors, both GPs and specialists, nurses and mental health allied health workers.


MDA National coronavirus advice

The public health advice regarding coronavirus is changing daily and there are differences at the state level in the approach to management of this crisis. Our website provides links to State / Territory public health information.

Articles & Case Studies

Policies need priority

This case study highlights the importance of having policies in place to manage unexpected patient test results


Doctors in training have their say

The Medical Board of Australia has released its findings of the Medical Training Survey (MTS) which surveyed doctors in training in Australia. Nearly 10,000 doctors in training took part in the survey. The results make interesting reading, and can be viewed in a variety of formats, including the full report or you can create your own report to display the data you are seeking.