Update March 30: Increased bulk bill incentive rates etc. We are calling this the MBS April schedule to differentiate.


Update March 17: Added new items for obstetricians and midwives & specialist phone variants.


On March 13 2020 various new MBS items became available as part of the response to the Coronavirus. The information is available in full here:


http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/content/news-2020-03-01-latest-news-march 


We will not necessarily be providing in-depth guidance on the rules surrounding these items, you should read the above advice and contact Medicare if you require clarification.


However, for the purposes of billing these items in Medilink, you will need to add them in.


To do so, click Item Fees, then Add, then type the number, a brief description, and rates in the H/M/S (75%/85%/100% MBS schedule rates respectively) and if applicable a U rate (for private billing). These rates are based on their equivalent pre-existing MBS items, as per the table (see further below).


Alternatively, you can just add the items with any dollar value in one column and then once you've added all of your applicable items, then do a Medilink Fee Update.


https://help.medilink.com.au/support/solutions/articles/11000013639-update-fees




Standard ItemTele ItemsDescriptionH 75%M 85%S 100%
2391800 / 91809Telehealth/Telephone attendance less than 20 minutes
38.238.238.2
3691801 / 91810Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 20 minutes
73.9573.9573.95
4491802 / 91811Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 40 minutes
108.85108.85108.85
5391803 / 91812Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes (metro)
212121
5491804 / 91813Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes (metro)
383838
5791805 / 91814Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 45 minutes (metro)
616161
18591806 / 91815Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes (regional)
30.5530.5530.55
18991807 / 91816Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes (regional)
59.1559.1559.15
20391808 / 91817Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 45 minutes (regional)
87.187.187.1
10491822 / 91832Telehealth/Telephone initial attendance
66.275.0588.25
10591823 / 91833Telehealth/Telephone subsequent attendance
33.337.744.35
11091824 / 91834Telehealth/Telephone initial attendance
116.7132.3155.6
11691825 / 91835Telehealth/Telephone subsequent attendance
58.4566.2577.9
11991826 / 91836Telehealth/Telephone minor attendance
33.337.744.35
30091827 / 91837Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, not more than 15 minutes
33.553844.7
30291828 / 91838Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 15 to 30 minutes
66.975.889.15
30491829 / 91839Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 30 to 45 minutes
102.95116.7137.25
30691830 / 91840Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 45 to 75 minutes
142.05161189.4
30891831 / 91841Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, more than 75 minutes
164.85186.85219.8
1640091850 / 91855Telehealth Antenatal Service Provided by a Nurse, Midwife or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner on behalf of, and under the supervision of, a medical practitioner
23.55
23.5527.70
1640791851 / 91856Telehealth Mental Health Assessments for Obstetric Patients by an obstetrician or GP
54.6561.9572.85
1640891852 / 91857Telehealth Postnatal attendance by a midwife (on behalf of and under the supervision of the medical practitioner who attended the birth); or

(ii) an obstetrician; or

(iii) a general practitioner

46.1546.1554.25
1650091853 / 91858Telehealth/Telephone Antenatal Care by a specialist obstetrician
35.9540.7547.90
8220591178 / 91189Telehealth/Telephone attendance less than 20 minutes
21.318.1521.3
8221091179 / 91190Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 20 minutes
34.3534.3540.4
8221591180 / 91191Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 40 minutes
50.650.659.5
272991806 / 91842Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes
94.2594.2594.25
273191807 / 91843Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of more than 40 to minutes
134.85134.85134.85
37191808 / 91844Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes
75.475.475.4
37291809 / 91845Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of more than 40 to minutes
107.9107.9107.9
8000191166 / 91181Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 50 minutes
86.1586.15101.35
8001191167 / 91182Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
126.5126.5148.8
8010191169 / 91183Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
61.0561.0571.8
8011191170 / 91184Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
86.1586.15101.35
8012691172 / 91185Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
53.853.863.25
8013691173 / 91186Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
75.9575.9589.35
8015191175 / 91187Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes
53.853.863.25
8016191176 / 91188Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes
75.9575.9589.35
8210591211 / 91218Short telehealth/telephone antenatal attendance at least 20 minutes
24.6027.9032.80
8211091212 / 91219Long telehealth/telephone antenatal attendance at least 40 minutes
40.7046.1554.25
8213091214 / 91221Short telehealth/telephone postnatal attendance at least 20 minutes
40.7046.1554.25
8213591215 / 91222Long telehealth/telephone postnatal attendance at least 40 minutes
59.8567.8079.75
6949469485Test for SARS-CoV-2 under new item 69485, to be provided in conjunction with other separate viral respiratory tests (provided under items 69494, 69495 or 69496)
21.524.428.65
6949569485Test for SARS-CoV-2 under new item 69485, to be provided in conjunction with other separate viral respiratory tests (provided under items 69494, 69495 or 69496)
26.930.535.85
6949669485Test for SARS-CoV-2 under new item 69485, to be provided in conjunction with other separate viral respiratory tests (provided under items 69494, 69495 or 69496)
32.336.643.05