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Appendix 1

Mental health consultations that you can provide if you have not completed MHST

Item number Description Rebate (amount Medicare Australia will reimburse GP/ patient)
2700 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes $71.70
2701 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes $105.55
2712 Review of a GPMHTP prepared by a GP $71.70
2713 Taking relevant history, identifying presenting problem(s), providing treatment, advice and/or referral for other services or treatments and documenting the outcomes of the consultation, on a patient in relation to a mental disorder and lasting at least 20 minutes $71.70
 

Mental health consultations that you can provide if you have completed MHST

Item number Description Rebate (amount Medicare Australia will reimburse GP/ patient)
2715 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes $91.05
2717 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes $134.10
2712 Review of a GPMHTP prepared by a GP $71.70
2713 Taking relevant history, identifying presenting problem(s), providing treatment, advice and/or referral for other services or treatments and documenting the outcomes of the consultation, on a patient in relation to a mental disorder and lasting at least 20 minutes $71.70
 

Mental health consultations that you can provide if you have completed FPS ST (and have retained your registration)

To use these MBS item numbers, you must be accredited with FPS ST.
 

MBS item number Description Rebate  
2721 FPS of 30–39 minutes in consultation room $92.75  
2725 FPS of at least 40
minutes in consultation room
$132.75  
2723 FPS of 30–39 minutes
out-of-surgery consultation
Up to 6 patients:
$92.75, plus
$25.95 divided by the
number of patients seen
Seven or more patients:
$92.95, plus
$2.00 for each patient seen
2727 FPS of at least 40 minutes out-of-surgery consultation Up to 6 patients:
$132.75, plus
$25.95 divided by the number of patients
Seven or more patients:
$132.75, plus
$2.00 for each patient
 

Example rebate calculations for items 2723 and 2727

Item
number
Number
of patients
Calculating rebate (per patient) Rebate
(per patient)
2723 1 92.75 + (25.95/1) =
92.75 + 25.95
$118.70
5 92.75 + (25.95/5) =
92.75 + 5.19
$97.95
8 92.75 + 2 $94.75
2727 1 132.75 + (25.95/1) =
132.75 + 25.95
$158.70
5 132.75 + (25.95/5) =
132.75 + 5.19
$137.94
8 132.75 + 2 = $134.75


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Mental health training standards-A guide for GPs