Update April 16: Added DVA MT88 & MT89 items.
Update April 7: Additional items have been added for consultant specialists, psychiatrists, geriatricians; see table below.
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:
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).
You only *really* need the 'm' rate, as these will be bulk billed items, but we have included the H/M/S for completeness.
DVA and fund rates etc can be achieved by doing fee updates, although these will be as provided (we don't really expect any funds to provide these items anyway as they aren't really for them).
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.
|Standard Item||Tele Items||Description||H 75%||M 85%||S 100%|
|23||91800 / 91809||Telehealth/Telephone attendance less than 20 minutes||38.2||38.2||38.2|
|36||91801 / 91810||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 20 minutes||73.95||73.95||73.95|
|44||91802 / 91811||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 40 minutes||108.85||108.85||108.85|
|53||91803 / 91812||Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes (metro)||21||21||21|
|54||91804 / 91813||Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes (metro)||38||38||38|
|57||91805 / 91814||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 45 minutes (metro)||61||61||61|
|185||91806 / 91815||Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes (regional)||30.55||30.55||30.55|
|189||91807 / 91816||Telehealth/Telephone attendance more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes (regional)||59.15||59.15||59.15|
|203||91808 / 91817||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 45 minutes (regional)||87.1||87.1||87.1|
|104||91822 / 91832||Telehealth/Telephone initial attendance||66.2||75.05||88.25|
|105||91823 / 91833||Telehealth/Telephone subsequent attendance||33.3||37.7||44.35|
|110||91824 / 91834||Telehealth/Telephone initial attendance||116.7||132.3||155.6|
|116||91825 / 91835||Telehealth/Telephone subsequent attendance||58.45||66.25||77.9|
|119||91826 / 91836||Telehealth/Telephone minor attendance||33.3||37.7||44.35|
|132||92422 / 92431||Telehealth/Telephone consultant physician. Initial assessment, patient with at least 2 morbidities, prepare a treatment and management plan, at least 45 minutes||204.15||231.35||272.15|
|133||92423 / 92432||Telehealth/Telephone consultant physician, Subsequent assessment, patient with at least 2 morbidities, review a treatment and management plan, at least 20 minutes||102.20||115.85||136.25|
|141||92623 / 92628||Telehealth/Telephone geriatrician, prepare an assessment and management plan, patient at least 65 years, more than 60 minutes||350.10||396.80||466.80|
|143||92624 / 92629||Telehealth/Telephone geriatrician, review management plan, more than 30 minutes||218.85||248.05||291.80|
|289||92434 / 92474||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, prepare a treatment and management plan, patient under 13 years with autism or pervasive developmental disorder, at least 45 minutes||204.15||231.35||272.15|
|291||92435 / 92475||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, prepare a management plan, more than 45 minutes||396.80||396.80||466.80|
|293||29436 / 92476||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, review management plan, 30 to 45 minutes||248.05||248.05||291.80|
|296||92437 / 92477||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, attendance, new patient (or has not received attendance in preceding 24 mths), more than 45 minutes||201.35||228.20||268.45|
|348||92458 / 92498||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, interview of a person other than patient, in the course of initial diagnostic evaluation of patient, 20 to 45 minutes||98.05||111.10||130.70|
|350||92459 / 92499||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, interview of a person other than patient, in the course of initial diagnostic evaluation of patient, 45 minutes or more||135.35||153.40||180.45|
|352||92460 / 92500||Telehealth/Telephone consultant psychiatrist, interview of a person other than patient, in the course of continuing management of patient, not less than 20 minutes, not exceeding 4 attendances||98.05||111.10||130.70|
|300||91827 / 91837||Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, not more than 15 minutes||33.55||38||44.7|
|302||91828 / 91838||Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 15 to 30 minutes||66.9||75.8||89.15|
|304||91829 / 91839||Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 30 to 45 minutes||102.95||116.7||137.25|
|306||91830 / 91840||Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, 45 to 75 minutes||142.05||161||189.4|
|308||91831 / 91841||Telehealth/Telephone consultation, continuing patient, more than 75 minutes||164.85||186.85||219.8|
|16400||91850 / 91855||Telehealth 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||23.55||27.70|
|16407||91851 / 91856||Telehealth Mental Health Assessments for Obstetric Patients by an obstetrician or GP||54.65||61.95||72.85|
|16408||91852 / 91857||Telehealth 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
|16500||91853 / 91858||Telehealth/Telephone Antenatal Care by a specialist obstetrician||35.95||40.75||47.90|
|82205||91178 / 91189||Telehealth/Telephone attendance less than 20 minutes||21.3||18.15||21.3|
|82210||91179 / 91190||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 20 minutes||34.35||34.35||40.4|
|82215||91180 / 91191||Telehealth/Telephone attendance at least 40 minutes||50.6||50.6||59.5|
|2729||91806 / 91842||Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes||94.25||94.25||94.25|
|2731||91807 / 91843||Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of more than 40 to minutes||134.85||134.85||134.85|
|371||91808 / 91844||Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of 30 to 40 minutes||75.4||75.4||75.4|
|372||91809 / 91845||Telehealth/Telephone attendance FPS treatment of more than 40 to minutes||107.9||107.9||107.9|
|80001||91166 / 91181||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 50 minutes||86.15||86.15||101.35|
|80011||91167 / 91182||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes||126.5||126.5||148.8|
|80101||91169 / 91183||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes||61.05||61.05||71.8|
|80111||91170 / 91184||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes||86.15||86.15||101.35|
|80126||91172 / 91185||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes||53.8||53.8||63.25|
|80136||91173 / 91186||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes||75.95||75.95||89.35|
|80151||91175 / 91187||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting more than 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes||53.8||53.8||63.25|
|80161||91176 / 91188||Telehealth/Telephone attendance lasting at least 50 minutes||75.95||75.95||89.35|
|82105||91211 / 91218||Short telehealth/telephone antenatal attendance at least 20 minutes||24.60||27.90||32.80|
|82110||91212 / 91219||Long telehealth/telephone antenatal attendance at least 40 minutes||40.70||46.15||54.25|
|82130||91214 / 91221||Short telehealth/telephone postnatal attendance at least 20 minutes||40.70||46.15||54.25|
|82135||91215 / 91222||Long telehealth/telephone postnatal attendance at least 40 minutes||59.85||67.80||79.75|
|69494||69485||Test 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)||21.5||24.4||28.65|
|69495||69485||Test 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)||26.9||30.5||35.85|
|69496||69485||Test 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)||32.3||36.6||43.05|
|10990||MT89||DVA Bulk Bill (Note: add fee to 's' and 'v' and 'l' columns.)||15.00|
|10991||MT88||DVA Bulk Bill (Note: add fee to 's' and 'v' and 'l' columns.)||22.70|