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The GPMHSC recommends that GPs review these numbers and the explanatory notes through MBS Online. The following information is current as of June 2022.

 

Table A1. Mental health consultations that GPs can provide if they have not completed Mental Health Skills Training 
Item number Description Rebate (amount Medicare will reimburse GP/patient)
2700 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes $74.60
2701 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes $109.85
2712 Review of a GPMHTP prepared by a GP $74.60
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 $74.60
Item number non-VR Description Rebate (amount Medicare will reimburse GP/ patient)
272 Preparation of an MHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes by a medical practitioner $59.70
276 Preparation of an MHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes by a medical practitioner $87.90
277 Review of an MHTP prepared by a medical practitioner $59.70
279 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 by a medical practitioner $59.70

 


Table A2. Mental health consultations that GPs can provide if they have completed Mental Health Skills Training
Item number Description Rebate (amount Medicare will reimburse GP/patient)
2715 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes $94.75
2717 Preparation of a GPMHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes $139.55
2712 Review of a GPMHTP prepared by a GP $74.60
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 $74.60
Item number non-VR Description Rebate (amount Medicare will reimburse GP/ patient)
281 Preparation of an MHTP for a patient lasting at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes by a medical practitioner $75.80
282 Preparation of an MHTP for a patient lasting at least 40 minutes by a medical practitioner $111.65
277 Review of an MHTP prepared by a medical practitioner $59.70
279 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 by a medical practitioner $59.70

 

Table A3. Mental health consultations that GPs can provide if they have completed Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (and have retained registration)

 

MBS item number Description Rebate (amount Medicare will reimburse GP/patient)
2721 FPS of 30–39 minutes in consultation room $96.50
2725 FPS of at least 40 minutes in consultation room $138.10
2723 FPS of 30–39 minutes out-of-surgery consultation Up to six patients:
$96.50, plus
$27.00 divided by the number of patients seen
Seven or more patients:
$96.50, plus
$2.10 for each patient seen
2727 FPS of at least 40
minutes out-of-surgery
consultation
Up to six patients:
$138.10, plus
$27.00 divided by the number of patients
Seven or more patients:
$138.10, plus
$2.10. for each patient
283 FPS of 30–39 minutes in consultation room $77.20
286 FPS of at least 40 minutes in consultation room $110.50
285 FPS of 30–39 minutes out-of-surgery consultation Up to six patients:
$77.20 plus
$21.60 divided by the number of patients seen
Seven or more patients:
$77.20 plus
$1.70 for each patient seen
287 FPS of at least 40 minutes out-of-surgery consultation Up to six patients:
$110.50 plus
$21.60 divided by the number of patients
Seven or more patients:
$110.50 plus
$1.70 for each patient
Note: To use these MBS item numbers, GPs must be accredited with FPS ST.

 

Table A4. MBS items for general practice provision of Focussed Psychological Strategies via telehealth
Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a GP, for the purpose of providing FPS for assessed mental disorders by a GP registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service where:
  • attendance is by video conference
  • the patient is not an admitted patient
  • the patient is located within a telehealth eligible area, and
  • the patient is, at the time of the attendance, at least 15 kilometres by road from the GP.
MBS item Duration Location of services Rebate
91818 At least 30 minutes but less than 40 minutes At consulting rooms $94.25
91819 At least 40 minutes At consulting rooms $72.85
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 $134.85
Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner (‘medical practitioner’ is a non‑VR GP), for providing FPS for assessed mental disorders by a medical practitioner registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service where:
  • attendance is by video conference
  • the patient is not an admitted patient
  • the patient is located within a telehealth eligible area, and
  • the patient is, at the time of the attendance, at least 15 kilometres by road from the medical practitioner.
MBS item Duration Location of services Rebate
91820 At least 30 minutes but less than 40 minutes At consulting rooms $75.40
91821 At least 40 minutes At consulting rooms $107.90

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