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Medicare updates for GPs using the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative - 2021

The Department of Health has recently advised that all referrals (referral letters) under Medicare (Better Access) must now specify the number of sessions in a course of treatment for the referral to be valid.

In addition to this, the additional 10 COVID-19 sessions resulted in further requirements for referring General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, and Paediatricians. Our experience is that it can be difficult to obtain accurate information from Medicare and The Department of Health so we are recording a video that explains the requirements and changes for referrals to psychologists and accredited mental health social workers under Better Access [video coming end of March].

We are also available to attend one of your GP practice meetings to talk through the changes and can also present on a topic of your choice. Please contact us on (02) 4946 0919 if you would like us to give a presentation to you and your staff.

Dr Lisa Millar explains the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative in this 14 minute video:


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