Telehealth funding update

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 11:43
Telehealth funding update

Government changes to MBS funding for telehealth came into effect on 1 October 2020.

Rozelle Total Health continues to offer care to our patients both face to face and via telehealth.  We are pleased to offer this choice so patients may elect to access care in the mode that best suits their circumstances.  There are some clinical settings where a face to face appointment may be required to complete the assessment.  There may also be circumstances where we request you do not attend a face to face appointment (eg you or your GP may be infectious) and you will be offered a telehealth consult. 

We are pleased to advise that medicare rebates remain available for telehealth consultations provided the patient has been seen in person at the practice at least once in the preceding 12 months.  Private fees are applicable to all consultation and we are not able to offer routine bulk billing.  The government requirement to bulk bill certain patients due to COVID has been removed and the payments to GPs for doing so have ceased.

We are a privately billing practice and the fees remain the same for both face to face and telehealth consultations. Payment is required on the day of service.  Where you start with a telehealth consult but are required to attend for a face to face review on the same day - you will only be charged once.

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch with our service team.

Regards

Rozelle Total Health

 

 

 

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