Extension of temporary telehealth services until 31 March 2021
September 22, 2020
Last Friday, 18 September 2020, The Australian Government announced a $2 billion telehealth extension of coronavirus measures for a further six months, to 31 March 2021.
Australian Prime Minster, Minister of Health Media Release
Millions of Australians will continue to receive medical care and support in their own homes with the Morrison Government investing more than $2 billion to extend a range of COVID-19 health measures for a further six months, to 31 March 2021.
Medicare-subsidised telehealth and pathology services, GP-led respiratory clinics, home medicines delivery, public and private hospital services will all be extended, as well as further investments in PPE.
These health initiatives play a major role in detecting, preventing and treating COVID-19.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the $2 billion extension in funding brought the Government’s commitment for the COVID-19 health response to more than $16.5 billion since March 2020.
Further details can be accessed on the MBS online website