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Update re Telehealth 16 January 2022

17 Jan 2022 10:45 AM | Valerie Orton (Administrator)

HSANZ submitted letters on your behalf to the Department of Health and RACP to advocate for Members following the changes to the Telehealth legislation.

The Federal Government has responded to the proactive advocacy efforts by many collegiate specialist organisations since December last year by announcing yesterday (16 January) they will allocate $24million for telehealth support for MBS phone call consults and temporary measures for telehealth consultations for hospital in-patients. Notably, temporary specialist inpatient telehealth video and phone MBS items and initial and complex specialist telephone consultation items, and longer telephone consultations for GP’s until 30 June 2022.

To view the Press Release, click here


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