New Medicare item numbers and changes to RACF

18 March 2019

As of 1 March 2019, new Medicare rebates became available to general practitioners and medical practitioners attending patients at RACF. The surprise is a new call out fee item number 90001 with rebate of $55.00. The derived fee based on sliding scale relating to number of patients visited at each RACF has also been discontinued.

The CESPHN Practice Support Team have updated their " pdf Commonly Used Medicare Item Numbers (234 KB) " cheat sheet. To read the full factsheet from MBS pdf click here (444 KB) .

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