Telehealth changes from 1 July 2022
The Department of Health has confirmed the telehealth services for initial and subsequent attendances that will be permanently rebated through the MBS where delivered by videoconference, and minor attendances that will be permanently rebated when delivered by telephone or videoconference.
Information on the permanent telehealth items is available in the new MBS Fact Sheet (see highlighted sections) –
MBS rebates for consultations by phone (item 119) will continue to be available.
The Government has indicated it intends to defer to 1 October 2022 the implementation of the telephone specific 30/20 compliance rule which was to take effect on 1 July 2022.