QUESTION OF THE WEEK…
Am I still restricted by 19AA and 19AB if I’m doing Telehealth?
In short, yes.
To be eligible to bulk bill for Telehealth services you need a Medicare Provider Number, which means you will still need to meet the criteria of 19AA & 19AB i.e. work in a DPA area and/or be a part of a 3GA program.
There is no eligibility requirement to bill via Telehealth, so as long as you have a Medicare Provider Number you can begin bulk billing by using the new item numbers.
Unsure as to what the new item numbers are? Check out our blog here: https://peoplemedical.com.au/covid-19-telehealth-mbs-items-30032020-update/
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People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.