MBS and telehealth

MBS item numbers and payments

There are currently 23 telehealth MBS items available to medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives, practice nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers.

You can bill a range of telehealth Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers. These will allow your Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs patients to claim a benefit, or you can be paid directly if you bulk bill.

There are also currently 11 derived fee MBS item numbers available to specialists, consultant physicians and consultant psychiatrists. These items let you claim an existing attendance item number as a video consultation.

More information on MBS Video Consultation Items is available at MBSOnline on the Department of Health website.

Telehealth claims are paid into the bank account that you have registered with us against a provider number. All Medicare payments will be made by electronic funds transfer into this bank account.

You can register your bank account details using the Provider registration for Electronic Funds Transfer payments form.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019