What's New in Data Updates

Bp Premier data updates are available for download from the Best Practice Software Resources page.

The latest version of Bp Premier is Jade. Review the Jade Data Update What's New page for the latest Data Update release notes.

July 2019 Revision 1

Release date: 9 July 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1, Indigo SP1, Indigo SP1 and Jade.

Department of Veterans Affairs Fee Schedule

From 1 July 2019, DVA fees updated for specialist procedures and optometry consultations. Further information can be found here.

July 2019

Release date: 4 July 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1, Indigo SP1, Indigo SP1 and Jade.

Templates

The following word processor templates changes have been made.

Template Name

Notes

Key

Mater Hill Gastroenterology Direct Access Referral

Imported

DU-1467

GenesisCare (HeartCareWA)

Updated

DU-1470

Sleep study test referral BOC

Imported

DU-1478

BOC Home Sleep Study Test Referral

Removed

DU-1478

Reports

The following report changes have been made.

Bp Function

Changes

Service and Transaction Reports

All Services and Transaction Reports (non-historical versions) have been modified to highlight data discrepancies. Improvements have been made to reports so that they run quicker when there are a large number of MBS items.

Services - by Account Type (grouped by item and incentive)

Payments - by Account Type (grouped by item and incentive)

A new Services & Payments report is introduced to help practices who need to identify which consult items have related incentives to pay their doctors correctly. This report groups by Item with incentives showing with consult items.

Appointment By Type Report

A new section is added to the bottom of the Appointment By Type report. This section provides a summary by provider then appointment and gives count of patient and non-patient appointments.

Bp Comms Message History Reports

Two new reports are added to show the history of messages sent via the new Bp Comms functionality; Bp Comms Message History (grouped by contact reason) and Bp Comms Message History (grouped by date sent). Both reports include columns to show total SMS messages sent and replies received and App messages sent and replies received. Reports also include SMS messages sent before upgrading the Indigo Sp1.

Referral Reports

Referral reports are updated to cater for the new First Visit date field that has been added to the Referrals screen. Referral reports now include referrals that expire after the report Start Date or that do not yet have an expiry date (because the 'first visit' has not been recorded).

Referral status are as follows:

  • Due to Expire - Expires before report end date but after today
  • Expired - Expires before report end date but before or equal to today
  • Active - Expires after the report end date and has been used on an invoice or has a first visit date set
  • Not Actioned - Expires after report end date or has no Expiry date and has never been invoiced or had first visit date set

Shared Health Summary Reports

Updated to better reflect the location where the document was uploaded.

Banking Reports

Fixed an issue where the Banking reports failed to run on some systems.

Other

Bp Function

Notes

Key

Prescribing

Removed Nemdyn Ear ointment.

DU-1468

Prescribing

Warning prompt changed for Affluria Quad.

DU-1460

Pathology/Radiology

Updated Sonic tests for ACT, WA and NSW.

DU-1479

DVA Items

Updated descriptions for PH93 and PH92.

DU-1462

Vaccinations

Dengvaxia added as a vaccine.

DU-1466

Prescribing

Warning prompt added for Oxycodone when the patient has Asthma.

DU-1474

Prescribing

Demazin 6 Hour relief tablets re-instated.

DU-1476

Prescribing

Pradaxa warning prompt changed when the patient is also taking Aspirin.

DU-1484

Medicare Items

Extended the ability to use item 31210 up until 28/02/2019.

DU-1444

Stored Procedures

Added new stored procedure BP_GetTableLastUpdated.

DU-1472

Medicare Items

Item 13105 backdated to be available from the 01/11/2018.

DU-1477

Medicare Benefits Schedule

Indexation to all GP, specialist and allied health attendances, and therapeutic and procedural items. From 1 July 2019, a 1.6% increase will apply to all GP, specialist and allied health attendances. Therapeutic and procedural items will also be indexed. Further information on the items to be indexed can be found here.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Ultrasound Item Changes: Claiming restrictions have been added to items 55244 and 55246 (and NK equivalents) to prevent these items being claimed for the same patient on the same day.

Description Amended

These items have had their description changed:

111, 117, 120, 55221, 55222, 55244, 55246

Deleted Items

These items are no longer available:

899, 901, 905, 906, 2095, 2144, 2180, 2193

New notes

Conditions added

The following conditions have been added to the Bp Premier database. The Reason for Visit column indicates if the condition is available for selection as a Reason for Visit inside Bp Premier, while the Diagnosis column indicates if the item is available to select as a diagnosis.

Description

Reason for Visit

Diagnosis

Grief, normal

Y

Y

Acrodynia due to mercury

Y

Y

Pink disease

Y

Y

Erythroedema polyneuropathy

Y

Y

Mercury poisoning

Y

Y

Hatter's madness

Y

Y

Mercury toxicity

Y

Y

Poisoning, mercury

Y

Y

Mercurialism

Y

Y

Hydrargyria

Y

Y

Self-stimulative behaviour

Y

 

Fiducial seeds implanted into prostate

Y

 

Brachioplasty

Y

 

Endocardium biopsy

Y

 

Biopsy of endocardium

Y

 

Neuroendocrine tumour

Y

Y

Red scrotum syndrome

Y

Y

Scrotum, burning

Y

Y

Scrotum skin disorder

Y

Y

Allergy to grass

Y

Y

Allergy to hay

Y

Y

Thrombosis of inferior vena cava

Y

Y

Inferior vena cava thrombosis

Y

Y

Thrombosis of superior vena cava

Y

Y

Superior vena cava thrombosis

Y

Y

Anterolisthesis

Y

Y

Sacral neuromodulation

Y

 

Sacral nerve stimulation

Y

 

Restlessness

Y

Y

Restlessness and agitation

Y

Y

Anxiety and fear

Y

Y

Worried

Y

Y

Depressed mood

Y

Y

Melanonychia

Y

Y

Cock-up toe deformity

Y

Y

Fixed flexion deformity, finger

Y

Y

Fixed flexion deformity, elbow joint

Y

Y

Fixed flexion deformity, ankle joint

Y

Y

Fixed flexion deformity, knee joint

Y

Y

Fixed flexion deformity, hip joint

Y

Y

Retinal microaneurysm

Y

Y

Testosterone excess

Y

Y

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Y

 

TAVI

Y

 

Retroperitoneal haemorrhage

Y

Y

Haemorrhage, retroperitoneal

Y

Y

Gliosis

Y

Y

June 2019

Release date: 29 May 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1 and Indigo SP1

Templates

The following word processor templates changes have been made.

Template Name

Notes

Key

PTSS Form B – Travel Referral

Updated

DU-1455

GenesisCare (HeartCareWA)

Updated

DU-1456

PIP Indigenous Health Incentive PBS (IP017)

Updated

DU-1454

Go4Fun Referral Form

Replaced

DU-1452

Asthma Action Plan

Updated

DU-1443

Other

Bp Function

Notes

Key

DVA Items

PH93 and PH92 require custom fee up to $51.95

DU-1445

Pathology/Radiology

Updated Sonic tests for ACT, WA and NSW.

DU-1458

Medicare Benefits Schedule

Nil

Conditions added

The following conditions have been added to the Bp Premier database. The Reason for Visit column indicates if the condition is available for selection as a Reason for Visit inside Bp Premier, while the Diagnosis column indicates if the item is available to select as a diagnosis.

Description

Reason for Visit

Diagnosis

Subpoena

Y

 

Macular scarring

Y

Y

Fibrovascular macular scar

Y

Y

Itchy nose

Y

 

Neurostimulator inserted, peripheral nerve

Y

 

Neurostimulator implanted, cranial nerve

Y

 

Sebaceous adenoma

Y

Y

Third cranial nerve palsy

Y

Y

Smoke inhalation

Y

Y

Crohn's disease small intestine, exacerbation

Y

Y

Crohn's disease large intestine, exacerbation

Y

Y

Hernia repair

Y

 

Hamstring injury

Y

Y

Calf injury

Y

Y

Transoesophageal echocardiogram

Y

 

Bursitis, ischial

Y

Y

Narcotic dependence

Y

Y

Fimbrial cyst

Y

Y

Usual interstitial pneumonia

Y

Y

May 2019

Release date: 1 May 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1, Indigo SP1 and Indigo SP2

Templates

The following word processor templates changes have been made.

Template Name

Notes

PTSS Form A – Patient Registration for QLD only.

Updated

CentreLink Medical Certificate

Updated

Reports

The following debtors reports have been updated. These reports are only available in Lava and later releases.

Report Name

Notes

Debtors (grouped by account type) - aged by Invoice Date v1.06

Tyro transactions no longer incorrectly show as outstanding.

Debtors (grouped by account type) v1.26

Tyro transactions no longer incorrectly show as outstanding.

Debtors (grouped by provider) - aged by Invoice Date v1.03

Tyro transactions no longer incorrectly show as outstanding.

Debtors (grouped by provider) v1.26

Tyro transactions no longer incorrectly show as outstanding.

Debtors export v1.01

Tyro transactions no longer incorrectly show as outstanding.

Other

  • NanaBis and NanaBidial are available in the Rx List.
  • Removed extended ASCII characters from Medicare item descriptions, this improves the format of the description when printing.
  • Imojev – change number of repeats from 2 to 1.
  • Updated Sonic test lists for ACT and VIC.

Medicare Benefits Schedule

New MBS Items

Number

Description

36504

RIGID CYSTOSCOPY using blue light with hexaminolevulinate as an adjunct to white light, including catheterisation, with biopsy of bladder, not being a service associated with a service to which item 36505, 36507, 36508, 36812, 36830, 36836, 36840, 36845, 36848, 36854, 37203, 37206, 37215, 37230 or 37233 applies.

36505

RIGID CYSTOSCOPY using blue light with hexaminolevulinate as an adjunct to white light, including catheterisation, with urethroscopy with or without urethral dilatation, not being a service associated with any other urological endoscopic procedure on the lower urinary tract except a service to which item 37327 applies.

36507

RIGID CYSTOSCOPY using blue light with hexaminolevulinate as an adjunct to white light, including catheterisation, with resection, diathermy or visual laser destruction of bladder tumour or other lesion of the bladder, not being a service to which item 36840 or 36845 applies.

36508

RIGID CYSTOSCOPY using blue light with hexaminolevulinate as an adjunct to white light, including catheterisation, with diathermy, resection or visual laser destruction of multiple tumours in more than 2 quadrants of the bladder or solitary tumour greater than 2cm in diameter, not being a service to which item 36845 applies.

63454

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING scan of the pelvis or abdomen, where:

  1. the patient is referred by a specialist obstetrician; and
  2. the patient is pregnant at 18 weeks gestation or greater; and
  3. a fetal central nervous system (CNS) abnormality is suspected and diagnosis is indeterminate; and
  4. further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55712 or 55715 or 55719 or 55720 or 55721 or 55724 or 55725 or 55727 applies.

63460

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING scan of the pelvis or abdomen, where:

  1. the patient is referred by a specialist obstetrician; and
  2. the patient is pregnant at 18 weeks gestation or greater; and

  3. a fetal central nervous system (CNS) abnormality is suspected and diagnosis is indeterminate; and
  4. further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55712 or 55715 or 55719 or 55720 or 55721 or 55724 or 55725 or 55727 applies.

63496

NOTE: Benefits in Subgroup 22 are only payable for modifying items where claimed simultaneously with MRI services. Modifiers for sedation and anaesthesia may not be claimed for the same service.

Modifying item for use with MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING performed under the professional supervision of an eligible provider at an eligible location where the service requested by a specialist or by a consultant and the scan performed involves the use of HEPATOBILIARY SPECIFIC contrast agent, as clinically indicated for eligible MRI items 64545 and 64546.

63545

Note: Benefits are payable on only one occasion in any 12-month period

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING with a contrast agent – multiphase scans of the liver (including delayed imaging, when performed) - performed under the professional supervision of an eligible provider at an eligible location where the patient is referred by a specialist or consultant physician - for characterisation or intervention planning, in a patient with:

  1. known colorectal carcinoma; and
  2. known, suspected, or possible liver metastasis; and
  3. previous computed tomography or ultrasound imaging has identified a mass lesion in the liver.

For use with HEPATOBILIARY-SPECIFIC CONTRAST AGENT (item 63496). If a patient has known or suspected clinical indication/s considered by a specialist or consultant physician to indicate the need for imaging with an extracellular contrast agent, the modifying MRI item 63491 can be used with this item.

63546

Note: Benefits are payable on only one occasion in any 12-month period

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING with a contrast agent – multiphase scans of the liver (including delayed imaging, when performed) - performed under the professional supervision of an eligible provider at an eligible location where the patient is referred by a specialist or consultant physician – for diagnosis or staging, in a patient with known or suspected hepatocellular carcinoma, and:

  1. chronic liver disease, that has been confirmed by a specialist or consultant physician; and
  2. liver function identified as Child-Pugh class A or B; and
  3. an identified hepatic lesion over 10 mm in diameter.

For use with HEPATOBILIARY-SPECIFIC CONTRAST AGENT (item 63496). If a patient has known or suspected clinical indication/s considered by a specialist or consultant physician to indicate the need for imaging with an extracellular contrast agent, the modifying MRI item 63491 can be used with this item.

72860

Retrieval and review of archived formalin fixed paraffin embedded block(s) to determine the appropriate sample(s) for the purpose of conducting further genetic testing.

For any particular patient, this item is applicable for a maximum of one retrieval per subsequent patient episode.

73298

Characterisation of germline gene variants in the following genes:

  1. COL4A3; and
  2. COL4A4; and
  3. COL4A5;

in a patient for whom clinical and relevant family history criteria have been assessed by a specialist or consultant physician, who requests the service to be strongly suggestive of Alport syndrome.

73299

Characterisation of germline gene variants:

  1. in the following genes:
    1. COL4A3; and
    2. COL4A4; and
    3. COL4A5;
  2. in a patient who:
    1. is a first degree biological relative of a patient who has had a pathogenic mutation identified in one or more of the genes mentioned in subparagraphs (a)(i), (ii) and (iii); and
    2. has not previously received a service which item 73298 applies; requested by a specialist or consultant physician.

Amended MBS Items

Number

Amendment Description

35569

Item 35569 is restricted to in-hospital only. The item descriptor has been updated to reflect no out-of-hospital benefit is payable.

New notes

Amended notes

Conditions added

The following conditions have been added to the Bp Premier database. The Reason for Visit column indicates if the condition is available for selection as a Reason for Visit inside Bp Premier, while the Diagnosis column indicates if the item is available to select as a diagnosis.

Description

Reason for Visit

Diagnosis

Sterno-clavicular osteoarthritis

Y

Y

Cafe au lait spots

Y

Y

Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization

Y

 

Spigelian hernia

 

 

Bladder sling

Y

 

Urinary sling

Y

 

Menstrual bleeding, heavy

Y

 

April 2019

Release date: 2 April 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1 and Indigo SP1

Templates

The following word processor templates changes have been made.

Template Name

Notes

NSW Certificate of Capacity

Removed

NSW Certificate of capacity/fitness for All States

Added

Adelaide Cardiology Referral

Removed

Adelaide Cardiology (now GenesisCare) for SA only

Added

Sleep Testing Australia Referral Form for QLD and NSW

Added

DVA Request/Referral - (D0904 12/13)

Removed

DVA Request-Referral

Removed

Other

  • Sonic pathology tests updated for ACT.
  • Hycor 1% appears with 0 repeats.

Medicare Benefits Schedule

New MBS Items

New MBS items for Heart Health Check factsheet.

New item for an unplanned attendance unrelated to a planned surgical procedure on the same day

A new item for an unplanned attendance, after the first attendance in a single course of treatment, when a unrelated planned surgical procedure is to be performed on the same day and it is considered a clinical risk to defer the consultation to a later date

Heart Health Assessment

Item 177 and 699 will support patients with cardiovascular disease, or patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, to access the heart health assessment through a doctor in general practice.

The items will fund a heart health assessment, lasting at least 20 minutes, by a general practitioner (699) or a medical practitioner working in general practice (177). The new items will provide patients a comprehensive assessment of their cardiovascular health, identification of any physical or lifestyle-related risks to their cardiovascular health, and a comprehensive preventive health care plan to improve their cardiovascular health.

Number

Description

115

Professional attendance at consulting rooms or in hospital by a specialist or consultant physician in the practice of the medical practitioner’s specialty after referral of the patient to the specialist or consultant physician by a referring practitioner—an attendance after the first attendance in a single course of treatment, if:

  1. the specialist or consultant physician performs a scheduled operation on that patient on the same day; and
  2. the operation is one to which an item in Group T8 of the general medical service table applies; and
  3. the amount as the fee for service is the amount specified in subclause 1.2.3(2)(c) of the general medical services table; and
  4. the attendance is unrelated to the scheduled operation; and
  5. it is considered a clinical risk to defer the attendance to a later date.

For any particular patient, once only on the same day.

177

Professional attendance for a heart health assessment by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician) at consulting rooms lasting at least 20 minutes and must include:

  1. collection of relevant information, including taking a patient history that is aimed at identifying cardiovascular disease risk factors, including diabetes status, alcohol intake, smoking status, cholesterol status (if not performed within the last 12 months) and blood glucose;
  2. a physical examination, which must include recording of blood pressure;
  3. initiating interventions and referrals to address the identified risk factors;
  4. implementing a management plan for appropriate treatment of identified risk factors;
  5. providing the patient with preventative health care advice and information, including modifiable lifestyle factors;

with appropriate documentation.

699

Professional attendance for a heart health assessment by a general practitioner at consulting rooms lasting at least 20 minutes and must include:

  1. collection of relevant information, including taking a patient history that is aimed at identifying cardiovascular disease risk factors, including diabetes status, alcohol intake, smoking status, cholesterol status (if not performed within the last 12 months) and blood glucose;
  2. a physical examination, which must include recording of blood pressure;
  3. initiating interventions and referrals to address the identified risk factors;
  4. implementing a management plan for appropriate treatment of identified risk factors;
  5. providing the patient with preventative health care advice and information, including modifiable lifestyle factors;

with appropriate documentation.

Amended MBS Items

Number

Amendment Description

73341

Item 73341 has been added to the pathologist determinable items determination.

New notes

Amended notes

March 2019 Revision 1

Release date: 15 March 2019

Applies to: Bp Premier Summit, Lava, Lava SP1, Lava SP3, Indigo, Indigo Rev1 and Indigo SP1

The March 2019 Revision 1 Data Update contains all updates from the March 2019 data update. New content for this update includes new QLD WorkCover certificates and amendments to DVA and MBS fees.

New QLD WorkCover Certificates

This update includes new QLD WorkCover certificates. If you use QLD WorkCover electronic invoicing, you must reinstall the certificates after installing the data update to continue using this functionality. Perform the following steps on every machine where you use QLD WorkCover electronic invoicing. The user who performs these steps must have 'Allow access' on the Configuration permission.

  1. Navigate to SetupConfiguration. Choose the WorkCover tab.
  2. Click the Setup button. The WorkCover QLD Setup window appears.
  3.  

  4. Click the Install certificates button. A progress bar shows that the certificates are being installed.
  5. A prompt will display indicating that the certificates have been installed.
  6. Click Close.

Department of Veterans Affairs Fee Update

New DVA Items

Number

Description

894

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes, for providing mental health services to a patient with mental health issues, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is not an admitted patient; and
  3. the patient and the medical practitioner are located within a drought affected eligible area; and
  4. the patient is, at the time of the attendance, at least 15 kilometres by road from the medical practitioner; and
  5. the patient has an existing relationship with the medical practitioner.

901

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

905

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and

  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

906

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 45 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2095

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, for an obvious problem characterised by the straightforward nature of the task that requires a short patient history and, if required, limited examination and management, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2144

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2180

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2193

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

90001

A flag fall service to which item 90020, 90035, 90043 or 90051 applies. For the initial attendance at one residential aged care facility on one occasion, applicable to a maximum of one patient attended on.

90002

A flag fall service to which item 90092, 90093, 90095, 90096, 90183, 90188, 90202 or 90212 applies. For the initial attendance at one residential aged care facility on one occasion, applicable to a maximum of one patient attended on.

90020

Professional attendance (other than a service to which another item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex if the patient is accommodated in a residential aged care facility (other than accommodation in a self‑contained unit) by a general practitioner for an obvious problem characterised by the straightforward nature of the task that requires a short patient history and, if required, limited examination and management—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion - each patient.

90035

Professional attendance by a general practitioner at a residential aged care facility to residents of the facility (other than a service to which another item in the table applies), lasting less than 20 minutes and including any of the following that are clinically relevant:

  1. taking a patient history;
  2. performing a clinical examination;
  3. arranging any necessary investigation;
  4. implementing a management plan;
  5. providing appropriate preventive health care;

for one or more health‑related issues, with appropriate documentation—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient

90043

Professional attendance by a general practitioner at a residential aged care facility to residents of the facility (other than a service to which another item in the table applies), lasting at least 20 minutes and including any of the following that are clinically relevant:

  1. taking a detailed patient history;
  2. performing a clinical examination;
  3. arranging any necessary investigation;
  4. implementing a management plan;
  5. providing appropriate preventive health care;

for one or more health‑related issues, with appropriate documentation—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient

90051

Professional attendance by a general practitioner at a residential aged care facility to residents of the facility (other than a service to which another item in the table applies), lasting at least 40 minutes and including any of the following that are clinically relevant:

  1. taking an extensive patient history;
  2. performing a clinical examination;
  3. arranging any necessary investigation;
  4. implementing a management plan;
  5. providing appropriate preventive health care;

for one or more health‑related issues, with appropriate documentation—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient

90092

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of not more than 5 minutes in duration—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by:

  1. a medical practitioner (who is not a general practitioner); or
  2. a general practitioner to whom clause 2.3.1 applies.

90093

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 5 minutes in duration but not more than 25 minutes—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by:

  1. a medical practitioner (who is not a general practitioner); or
  2. a general practitioner to whom clause 2.3.1 applies.

90095

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 25 minutes in duration but not more than 45 minutes—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by:

  1. a medical practitioner (who is not a general practitioner); or
  2. a general practitioner to whom clause 2.3.1 applies.

90096

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 45 minutes in duration—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by:

  1. a medical practitioner (who is not a general practitioner); or
  2. a general practitioner to whom clause 2.3.1 applies.

90183

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of not more than 5 minutes in duration—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by medical practitioner in an eligible area.

90188

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 5 minutes in duration but not more than 25 minutes—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by a medical practitioner in an eligible area.

90202

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 25 minutes in duration but not more than 45 minutes—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by a medical practitioner in an eligible area.

90212

Professional attendance (other than a service to which any other item applies) at a residential aged care facility (other than a professional attendance at a self‑contained unit) or professional attendance at consulting rooms situated within such a complex where the patient is accommodated in the residential aged care facility (that is not accommodation in a self‑contained unit) of more than 45 minutes in duration—an attendance on one or more patients at one residential aged care facility on one occasion—each patient, by a medical practitioner in an eligible area.

Deleted DVA Items

These DVA items are no longer available:

20, 35, 43, 51, 92, 93, 95, 96, 183, 188, 202, 212

Medicare Benefits Schedule

New MBS Items

Number

Description

899

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting not more than 5 minutes in duration, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and

  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

901

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 5 minutes but not more than 25 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and

  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

905

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 25 minutes but not more than 45 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

906

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a medical practitioner, lasting more than 45 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and

  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2095

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, for an obvious problem characterised by the straightforward nature of the task that requires a short patient history and, if required, limited examination and management, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2144

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting less than 20 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2180

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 20 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

2193

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner, lasting at least 40 minutes, if:

  1. the attendance is by video conference; and
  2. the patient is located within a flood affected eligible area.

Amended MBS Items

Number

Amendment Description

51011

The fee for item 51011 on MBS online does not match the fee outlined in the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Tables) Regulations 2018, or the fee administered by the Department of Human Services. This change will align MBS Online with the legislation