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Telehealth services extended to support patient safety

The announcement included the following measures:

  • the introduction of temporary specialist inpatient telehealth MBS items (video and phone) and initial and complex specialist telephone consultation items, including longer telephone consultations for GP’s (level C) until 30 June 2022
  • expanding the MBS item for GPs caring for COVID positive patients in the community through face-to-face consultations to include patients that have tested positive through a rapid antigen test
  • Healthdirect will develop a national assessment, triage and notification infrastructure to connect people who test positive with the care they need and advice, based on guidelines developed by the RACGP

View full details of extended services in Minister Hunt's media release

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