Any GP in Australia can offer Telehealth to any patient, however only some services attract a Medicare rebate.
If you have a provider number that allows you to bill Medicare for your professional services then you are eligible to provide Telehealth services to all your eligible patients. This applies regardless of whether you are VR, Non-VR, or an OMP.
Putting the significant financial incentives to one side for a moment, some of the reasons GPs have given us include:
Under the new rules GPs (unlike Specialists) can not see patients via video conference and bill Medicare. GP2U runs an online only clinic where patients pay fees 100% out of their own pocket. If you’d like to join the team contact our team on 1300 472 866
GPs can participate in MBS funded telehealth by providing clinical support to a patient who is participating in a video conference consultation with a Specialist. So to claim the new telehealth item numbers you must be sitting in with your eligible patient while they talk to a Specialist.
To encourage the early uptake of Telehealth by GPs the Government has put in place some financial incentives. You can read the full details here.
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First you will need to register as a GP. You will need 3 minutes of spare time and a valid email address.
We do not charge GPs or Patients for using our GP to Specialist Telehealth referral service. If you as a GP wish to provide your medical services via Telehealth direct to patients we run on a standard managed practice income split basis.