Changes to COVID-19 Services

From today, the following changes to COVID-19 services apply:

Twenty-eight new telehealth items are available – these are for specialists and for services provided by a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner on behalf of a medical practitioner.

Two new bulk-billing incentive items are available where a medical service is provided to a vulnerable patient:
  • item 10981 mirrors the current item 10990 metropolitan
  • item 10982 mirrors the current item 10991 regional

Specialists and allied health providers are no longer required to bulk-bill COVID-19 telehealth (video conference) and telephone consultations where the service is provided to a concessional or vulnerable patient or a child under 16 … read more >>