MBS telehealth services extended

The Australian government has recently announced that COVID-19 temporary MBS telehealth services will be extended until the end of 2021.

MBS telehealth item numbers were rapidly introduced in March 2020 and since then over 56 million telehealth services have been delivered.

The extension of these services until the end of the year will allow more time for stakeholder consultation to develop permanent telehealth Medicare-billed services.

Further information and fact sheets are available on the Department of Health’s MBS Online webpage although note that at the time of this release the website has not been updated with details of the extension until 31 December 2021.


Last updated 14:43 29.04.2021