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Telehealth helping residents receive quality care

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Long-sought after changes allowing rebates for telehealth consultations are enabling general practitioners to deliver continued and quality care to aged care residents.

Aged care residents can now access Medicare bulk-billed telehealth services as part of several measures announced by the Federal Government last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic (read more here and here).

It allows doctors, nurses, mental and allied health professionals to receive a rebate under the Medicare Benefits Schedule for services delivered over the telephone or video call or conferencing technology.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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