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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (Section 3C Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Determination 2020, the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018 and the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - Optometric Services) Determination 2020 to implement changes that will remove and consolidate telehealth items listed across the principal instruments.
Administered by: Health
Registered 17 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Telehealth Clinical Support Services) Determination 2021

I, Travis Haslam, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care, make the following Determination.

Dated               16 December 2021

Travis Haslam

Acting 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

 

 


1  Name

            This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Telehealth Clinical Support Services) 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 January 2022.

 

                Note:        This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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 Midwife and Nurse Practitioner Services) Determination 2020

1.            Part 2, section 11 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

2.            Part 2, section 11

Repeal the section.

3.            Part 3, section 18 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

4.            Part 3, section 18

Repeal the section.

5.            Schedule 1, Part 2 (heading)

Repeal the heading

6.            Schedule 1, Part 2 (table)

Repeal the table.

7.            Schedule 2, Part 3 (heading)

Repeal the heading.

8.            Schedule 2, Part 3 (table)

Repeal the table.

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

9.            Subclause 1.9.4(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “, 287, 371 and 372”, substitute “and 287”.

10.         Subparagraphs 1.9.4(1)(b)(ii) and (iii) of Schedule 1

Omit “, 287, 371 and 372”, substitute “and 287”.

11.         Subclause 1.9.4(2) of Schedule 1

Omit “, 287, 371 and 372”, substitute “and 287”.

12.         Subparagraphs 1.9.4(2)(a)(ii) and 1.9.4(2)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “, 287, 371 and 372”, substitute “and 287”.

13.         Clause 1.9.5 of Schedule 1

Repeal the clause.

14.         Division 1.9 of Schedule 1 (table items 371 and 372)

Repeal the items.

15.         Division 1.12 of Schedule 1

Repeal the division, substitute:

 

Division 1.12Services and fees—Non-Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation

 

1.12.1    Limitation of items in Division 1.12

Items 894, 896 and 898 do not apply if the service is performed on an admitted patient of a hospital.

Group A7 – Acupuncture and Non-Specialist Practitioner Items

Subgroup 12 - Non Specialist Practitioner video conferencing consultation

Item

Description

Fee ($)

894

Professional attendance by video conference by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

36.75

896

Professional attendance by video conference by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if the patient is affected by bushfire

71.25

898

Professional attendance by video conference by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 45 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues if the patient is affected by bushfire

104.90

16.         Division 1.13 of Schedule 1

Repeal the division (including the table).

 

Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - Optometric Services) Determination 2020

17.         Section 13

Repeal the section.

18.         Section 14 (heading)

Omit “to 10948”, substitute “and 10946”.

19.         Section 14

Omit “to 10948”, substitute “and 10946”.

20.         Schedule (items 10945 and 10946, column 2, paragraphs (b) and (c))

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

(b) is not an admitted patient

21.         Schedule (items 10947 and 10948)

Repeal the items.