MBS Coronavirus telehealth item numbers now available

13 March, 2020
Posted in: News

Update:  The item numbers released last Friday did not contain the item numbers covering telehealth consultations conducted via telephone. The file was updated later on Friday by Medicare to add these items. The new file is now available here.

On 11 March 2020, the Prime Minister, announced a $2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19 to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The MBS item numbers supporting this plan have now been released.  For full details of the release, including the item numbers, please check here.

Guides for updating Zedmed with new MBS Item Numbers

Method 1:  Using Fee File Updates

The quickest and easiest way to update MBS item numbers is by importing a fee file update. The how-to-guide for completing this is available here.

The file you need to complete this update is available here.

For more information please watch the Items and Fees Lunch-n-Learn below.