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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Heart Health Assessment No.2) Determination 2019 to update two heart health assessment items (699 and 177) to provide that these services can only be performed on a patient who is 30 years of age or over, and to increase the fees for the health services by 0.9 per cent.
Administered by: Health
Registered 25 May 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-May-2021
Tabled Senate15-Jun-2021
To be repealed 25 Aug 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 – Heart Health Assessment No.2) Amendment Determination 2021

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

Dated 21 May 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— Amendments................................................................... 2

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Heart Health Assessment No.2) Determination 2019

 


1  Name

                        This instrument is the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Heart Health Assessment No.2) 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 July 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                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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— Amendments

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Heart Health Assessment No.2) Determination 2019

1.    Schedule 1

Repeal the tables, substitute:

 

Category 1 – Professional Attendances

Group A14 – Health assessments

Item

Service

Fee ($)

699

Professional attendance on a patient who is 30 years of age or over for a heart health assessment by a general practitioner at consulting rooms lasting at least 20 minutes and including:

(a) collection of relevant information, including taking a patient history; and

(b) a basic physical examination, which must include recording blood pressure and cholesterol; and

(c) initiating interventions and referrals as indicated; and

(d) implementing a management plan; and

(e) providing the patient with preventative health care advice and information.

75.75

 

 

Category 1 – Professional Attendances

Group A7 – Acupuncture and Non-Specialist Practitioner Items

Subgroup 5 – Non-Specialist Practitioner health assessments

Item

Service

Fee ($)

177

Professional attendance on a patient who is 30 years of age or over for a heart health assessment by a medical practitioner at consulting rooms (other than a specialist or consultant physician) lasting at least 20 minutes and including:

(a) collection of relevant information, including taking a patient history; and

(b) a basic physical examination, which must include recording blood pressure and cholesterol; and

(c) initiating interventions and referrals as indicated; and

(d) implementing a management plan; and

(e) providing the patient with preventative health care advice and information.

60.60