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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Determination 2021

Authoritative Version
  • - F2021L00174
  • In force - Latest Version
Determinations/Health as made
This determination revokes and amends instruments made under subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 because items included in those instruments will be included in the general medical services table set out in the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations (No. 2) 2020, the diagnostic imaging services table set out in the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations (No. 2) 2020 and the pathology services table set out in the Health Insurance (Pathology Services Table) Regulations 2020 from 1 March 2021.
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Mar 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Mar-2021
Tabled Senate15-Mar-2021
To be repealed 05 Aug 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Determination 2021

I, Paul McBride, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Determination.

Dated               1 March 2021

Paul McBride

First Assistant Secretary

Medical Benefits Division

Health Resourcing Group

Department of Health

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

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

Schedule 1— Repeals of instruments......................................................... 2

Schedule 2 – Amendments........................................................................ 3

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

 

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Determination 2021.

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

1 March 2021

 

                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— Repeals of instruments

1 Repeals of instruments

Repeal the following instruments:

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Cardiac Services) Determination 2020

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Eating Disorders Treatment Plan and Psychological Treatment Services) Determination 2019

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services—Transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse and procedures for the excision of graft material) Determination 2018

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Optical Coherence Tomography) Determination 2018

Health Insurance (Section 3C Diagnostic Imaging Services – Cardiac Services) Determination 2020

Health Insurance (Section 3C Diagnostic Imaging Services – Computed Tomography Angiography) Determination 2020

Health Insurance (Section 3C Pathology Services – Archival Tissue Retrieval) Determination 2019


 

Schedule 2 – Amendments

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

1 Section 4 (definitions)

Repeal the following definitions:

            ASGS

focussed psychological strategies

            mental disorder

            Modified Monash 3 area

            Modified Monash 4 area

Modified Monash 5 area

Modified Monash 6 area

Modified Monash 7 area

telehealth eligible area

2 Section 6

Repeal the section, substitute:

(1)   Items 2121, 2150 and 2196 do not apply if the service is performed on an admitted patient of a hospital.

3 Section 7

Repeal the section.

 

4 Schedule 1 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Group A30—Medical Practitioner video conferencing consultation

Subgroup 3—Mental health and well-being video conferencing consultation

Item

Description

Fee ($)

2121

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                45.55

2150

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                88.25

2196

Professional attendance by video conference by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

                129.95