Dear Doctors and Health Care Workers
It’s been a while!
We hope you are all managing well out there and have settled into the new Covid way of working. And hopefully, you have clarity around how to correctly bill the new Covid services.
We are still receiving lots of excellent questions daily, though not Covid related. So, I just wanted to say that we are making good progress on the new platform where we will answer questions on an ongoing basis, but the IT always takes a little longer than you expect of course.
In the meantime, some good news for Anaesthetists, Maxillofacial Dentists and Dieticians who have had new Covid items added to the current suite commencing from Friday 22nd May 2020.
Here is the link to the relevant Determination and below is a summary.
The services can be claimed for outpatients only.
|Who||What||MBS||COVID video||COVID telephone||Rebate (85%)|
|Anaesthetists||Complex pre-anaesthetic consult||17615||92701||92712||$75.05|
|Dentist (oral/maxillofacial)||Initial consult||51700||54001||54003||$73.90|
|Dentist (oral/maxillofacial)||Subsequent consult||51703||54002||54004||$37.15|
|Dietician||Assessment for group service||81120||93284||93286||$69.00|
We hope this brings some relief for Anaesthetists who can now conduct their complex pre-anaesthetic consults safely before the patient comes in for surgery.
Margaret and the Synapse team.