Mental health treatment services for people affected by bushfires

 

There are M B S items for mental health treatment services to individuals, families and emergency services workers affected by bushfires between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

 

General practitioner

Individual face to face services, Items 9 1 7 2 1, 9 1 7 2 3, 9 1 7 2 5, 9 1 7 2 7

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 7 2 9, 9 1 7 3 1

 

Medical practitioner

Individual face to face services, Items, 9 1 2 8 3, 9 1 2 8 5, 9 1 2 8 6, 9 1 2 8 7

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 3 7 1, 9 1 3 7 2

 

Clinical psychologist

Individual face to face services, Items 9 1 0 0 0, 9 1 0 0 5, 9 1 0 1 0, 9 1 0 1 5

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 0 0 1, 9 1 0 1 1

Registered psychologist

Individual face to face services, Items 9 1 1 0 0, 9 1 1 0 5, 9 1 1 1 0, 9 1 1 1 5

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 1 0 1, 9 1 1 1 1

 

Occupational therapist

Individual face to face services, Items 9 1 1 2 5, 9 1 1 3 0, 9 1 1 3 5, 9 1 1 4 0

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 1 2 6, 9 1 1 3 6

 

Social worker

Individual face to face services, Items 9 1 1 5 0, 9 1 1 5 5, 9 1 1 6 0, 9 1 1 6 5

Individual telehealth services, for patients within Modified Monash Model regions 4 to 7, Items 9 1 1 5 1, 9 1 1 6 1

 

17 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 maximum 10 services

1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 maximum 10 services

You can check your patientís eligibility for the M B S items using the H POS M B S item checker

These 10 mental health treatment services are in addition to the 10 psychological therapy sessions currently available under the existing Better Access to Mental Health Treatment initiative.

If youíre a GP or medical practitioner, there are also other M B S items you can use which donít count toward the claiming limit.

Or you can use regular consultation items, example 23, to talk about mental health issues with your patient.

GP Items 2 1 2 1, 2 1 5 0, 2 1 9 5 and 2 7 1 3

M P Items 2 7 9, 8 9 4, 8 9 6, 8 9 8

Go to m b s online. gov . a u for more information

This infographic is correct as at December 2020

Module code M B S M40 INFO2†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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