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April 7, 2020

COVID-19 & Telehealth

Given such unprecedented changes in the recent weeks, it is important to understand the flow on impact in regards to how Doctors may attend their patients.

Medicare has established a new set of temporary billing codes (found here), but importantly to note they are determined by the Government for bulk billing only. If you want to charge a patient privately (via videoconference or telephone), these services will not attract a Medicare benefit and should not be submitted to Medicare.

The AMA has issued a valuable FAQ document which can be found here.

Given the rapidly changing situation and advice from the Department of Health, please get in touch with First MBS so we can help mitigate any confusion with regards to billing and also reduce potential audit risk created by inadvertently using billing items incorrectly.

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