1 November 2017

Dear [FirstName]


Telehealth - Medicare


The AASW has been working with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) during the development of telehealth guidelines which aim to improve access to psychological services for rural and remote patients.

This is a reminder that today, 1 November 2017, is the implementation date. The finalised Guidelines and a FAQ document are available through the Department of Health Better Access webpage.

The AASW is continuing to work with other stakeholders to develop additional information and resources to support the safe and effective implementation of this initiative.  The AASW will continue to keep you informed of development of resources.

For further information you can visit:

  • the AASWs telehealth page on our website, which provides further information about the roll out, including maps detailing which regions are covered, and new Item Numbers;  
  • the Department of Health’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Online web page for further detail about the new Telehealth Item Numbers, and   
  • for questions about the interpretation MBS, Medicare can be contacted by phone: 132 150 or email: askmbs@humanservices.gov.au
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