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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018 and the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018 to introduce new items for the provision of general practice services delivered by video conference to patients in flood affected areas in Queensland.
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Mar 2019
To be repealed 30 Jun 2019
Repealed by Self Repealing
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Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination 2019
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I, CELIA STREET, delegate of the Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated            1 March 2019

 

 

Celia Street

Assistant Secretary

Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology Branch

Medical Benefits Division

Department of Health

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

1.                      Name of Determination  3

2.                      Commencement 3

3.                      Authority  3

4.                      Schedules  3

5.                      Repeal 3

Schedule 1 – Amendments to instruments made under section 3C of the Health Insurance Act 1973  4


 

1.                   Name of Determination

This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination 2019.

2.                   Commencement

(1)     Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after registration

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

(2)     Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3.                   Authority

This instrument is made under subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

4.                   Schedules

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5.                   Repeal

This instrument is repealed at the end of 30 June 2019.

 


6.             

Schedule 1 – Amendments to instruments made under section 3C of the Health Insurance Act 1973

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - General Practitioner Telehealth Services) Determination 2018

 

1     Subsection 4(1) (below the definition of drought affected eligible area)

Insert:

flood affected eligible area means an area that is a local government area of Burdekin, Burke, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Cook, Doomadgee, Douglas, Flinders, McKinlay, Palm Island, Richmond, Townsville, Winton, and Wujal Wujal in the State of Queensland.

 

2    Schedule 1 (after item 2196)

Insert:

 

Group A30—Medical Practitioner video conferencing consultation

Subgroup 4— Non-referred telehealth consultations to which no other item applies

Item

Description

Fee ($)

2095

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, for an obvious problem characterised by the straightforward nature of the task that requires a short patient history and, if required, limited examination and management, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

                20.20

2144

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

                44.20

2180

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

     85.60

2193

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

       126.05

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018

 

3    Subsection 4(1) (below the definition of eligible area)

Insert:

flood affected eligible area means an area that is a local government area of Burdekin, Burke, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Cook, Doomadgee, Douglas, Flinders, McKinlay, Palm Island, Richmond, Townsville, Winton, and Wujal Wujal in the State of Queensland.

 

4    Division 1.12 of Schedule 1 (after item 898)

Insert:

 

899

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting not more than 5 minutes in duration, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

16.15

901

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

35.40

905

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

68.50

906

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 45 minutes, if:

(a)     the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)     the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

100.80