I am a doctor and plan to provide treatment via telehealth methods to some of my patients where this approach is appropriate. How do I bill for these services?

SIRA has introduced 53 telehealth item numbers for medical practitioners, for use from 17 April 2020. Medical practitioners are to bill for telehealth professional consultations using the same AMA Fees List item number normally billed for a face to face consultation, with the addition of a ‘T’ as a suffix to the item number - e.g. AA020 becomes AA020T when delivered by telehealth. For General Practitioners these are summarised in the 2020 Rates for General Practitioner s No.2.