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Rural telehealth Medicare rebates ‘here to stay’ past September says Federal Regional Health Minister

By 02/06/2020No Comments

A decades-long fight for telehealth services in rural Australia could finally be at an end with the Federal Government committing to expand its Medicare subsidies.

The Government introduced Medicare rebates for telehealth services in March as part of a $1.1 billion funding package to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

That program is due to finish in September, but Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton said he will work with the rural health sector to continue to offer rebates for rural telehealth services.

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