Medicare rebates for telehealth consultations
People in telehealth eligible areas of Australia have access to specialist video consultations under Medicare. This can provide patients with easier access to specialists, specifically endocrinologists, without the time and expense involved in travelling to major cities.
Medicare rebates are available for video consultations between specialists and patients in telehealth eligible areas, in eligible aged care facilities and Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Australia. Rebates are also available for clinical services provided by a healthcare professional located with the patient during the video consultation.