Policy Proposal - Medicare rebates for psychology services via telehealth

19 February 2015
This policy proposal aims to make Medicare rebates available for patients living in existing telehealth eligible areas for telehealth psychology services under the Access to Allied Psychological Services and Better Access programs. The proposal does not seek to alter scopes of practice for psychologists, occupational therapists or social workers or referral processes under these programs. The proposal is also broadly in line with Mental Health Australia's 'Blueprint for Action on Mental Health' recommendations.