MBS Review – Response to Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee Report

This document responds to the report from the Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee and its recommendations for a range of changes as part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review.

A number of the Committee’s recommendations will directly impact allied health professionals and are of significant interest to the sector. Several recommendations also reflect common themes across the reports presented by other clinical committees and working groups that have been part of the MBS Review.

AHPA particularly supports the Committee’s recommendations to streamline access to telehealth-based specialist services, to introduce rebates for case conference participation for allied health professionals and nurse practitioners, and to develop a new allied health professional pathway that will allow direct referrals from consultant specialists to allied health professionals. 


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