MBS and telehealth

Specialists, consultant physicians and consultant psychiatrists

You must submit telehealth claims separately to other non-telehealth claims.

For example, you can only claim the base consultation (Item 104) and derived fee (Item 99) together. This makes sure the derived fee item number is allocated to the correct base consultation item.

Under regulation 13 of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975, all item numbers claimed must include the amount being charged, including telehealth derived fee item numbers.

Telehealth derived fee items cannot be bulk billed using Medicare Easyclaim.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019