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COVID MBS items News Flash, No. 43, 25 May 2020

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
Dietician Group service 81125 93285 N/A $17.20


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.

Thanks everyone

Margaret and the Synapse team.

COVID MBS items explainer and FAQs No. 44, 27 May 2020…Read more

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