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This determination amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID-19) Determination 2020 which provides the legal basis for the payment of Medicare benefits for a pathology service to test for SARS-CoV-2 under new item 69485. The amendment determination modifies the restrictions for this test to be undertaken.
Administered by: Health
Registered 16 Mar 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Mar-2020
Tabled Senate23-Mar-2020
To be repealed 17 Sep 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 Pathology Services – COVID-19) Amendment Determination 2020

I, GREG HUNT, the Minister for Health, make the following Determination.

Dated     16  March 2020

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

3.  Amendment of Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID‑19) Determination 2020             1

4.  Authority................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1 – Amendment                                                                                             2

 

 


1.  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID-19) Amendment Determination 2020

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

17 March 2020

 

                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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.  Amendment of Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID‑19) Determination 2020

Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – COVID‑19) Determination 2020.

4.  Authority

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

 

Schedule 1 – Amendment

[1]       Schedule 1 – relevant services

Repeal the item, substitute:

 

Group P3 – Microbiology  

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Pathology service

Fee ($)

69485

 

Detection of a SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid 1 or more tests if the service is bulk-billed.

28.65