MBS Update: New MBS items to expand allied health access in residential aged care and extension to COVID-19 telehealth services
Last year, the Government made available temporary MBS items to improve the access to allied health care for residents in residential aged care during COVID-19. Under these items, audiologists providing services to aged care residents are able to:
* claim a call-out fee to cover their costs to travel to an aged care facility to provide a face-to-face service; and
* undertake an initial attendance consultation with a resident who has been referred under an eligible treatment, management or care plan.
Further information is available in the Department of Health’s factsheet here.