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This determination amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018 to list four new telehealth services provided by other medical practitioners (OMP) for patients in rural and remote areas (defined as Modified Monash 6 or 7).
Administered by: Health
Registered 08 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
To be repealed 06 Dec 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination (No. 2) 2019

I, Andrew Simpson, delegate of the Minister for Health, make the following determination.

Dated   27 September 2019                             

Andrew Simpson

Assistant Secretary

MBS Reviews Unit

Medical Benefits Division

Health Financing Group

Department of Health

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1— Amendments                                                                                          2

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018           2

 

 


1  Name

            This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – General Practice Telehealth Services) Amendment Determination (No. 2) 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

Immediately after Schedule 1 of the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019 commences

 

                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.


 

Schedule 1— Amendments

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

1  After Division 1.12 of Schedule 1

Insert:

Division 1.13 – Group A30: Non-Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation for patients in rural and remote areas

1.13.1 Limitation of items in Subgroup 7 of Group A30

(1)     An item in Subgroup 7 of Group A30 applies to a professional attendance on a patient by a medical practitioner only if:

(a)     the patient is not an admitted patient; and

(b)     the patient is located within a Modified Monash 6 area or a Modified Monash 7 area;  and

(c)     at the time of the attendance, the patient and the medical practitioner are at least 15 km by road from each other; and

(d)     the patient has received 3 face‑to‑face professional attendances from that practitioner in the preceding 12 months.

 

(2)     An item in Subgroup 7 of Group A30 does not apply if the patient or the medical practitioner travels to a place to satisfy the requirement in paragraph (1)(c).

 

Group A30 – Medical practitioner video conferencing consultation

Subgroup 7 – Non-Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation for patients in rural and remote areas

2480

Professional attendance by video conference of not more than 5 minutes in duration by a medical practitioner – each attendance

14.00

2481

Professional attendance by video conference of more than 5 minutes in duration but not more than 25 minutes by a medical practitioner – each attendance

30.55

2482

Professional attendance by video conference of more than 25 minutes in duration but not more than 45 minutes by a medical practitioner – each attendance

59.15

2483

Professional attendance by video conference of more than 45 minutes in duration who is not a medical practitioner – each attendance

87.10

2  Division 1.13 of Schedule 1 (heading)

Renumber as Division 1.14.

3  Clause 1.13.1 of Division 1.13 of Schedule 1 (heading)

Renumber as clause 1.14.1.