New MBS item numbers for people impacted by bushfires now available

23 Jan 2020

New MBS item numbers allowing mental health consults by GPs and other MBS providers are now available.

These items are available for individuals or families impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, and responders or emergency management employees or volunteers who worked during the 2019-20 bushfires.

The Department of Health recently advised the AMA it was looking to GPs to determine the best evidenced-based mental health care to be delivered to people impacted by fires in the ten sessions able to be claimed under the new MBS item numbers.

More information about the new MBS item numbers is available here.