AHPA and the allied health sector welcomed the introduction of Medicare rebates for telehealth delivery of allied health services as part of the government’s response to COVID-19. The sector has long advocated for increased access to telehealth. Guidelines and standards have since been developed to help providers and consumers use the newly available technology.
The implementation of telehealth in allied health is currently being evaluated, with work focusing on both consumer and provider experiences. AHPA strongly supports the continuation of telehealth for allied health services under Medicare and other government-funded programs.