To ensure continued safe delivery of allied health care during the Omicron outbreak, Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has introduced temporary telehealth arrangements for initial and extended consultations by telehealth between 1 January and 30 June 2022.
On 16 January 2022, the Australian Government announced the re-introduction of certain temporary telehealth items to the Medicare Benefits Schedule to ensure healthcare providers have additional flexibility to safely support their patients during the Omicron outbreak.
In line with this decision, DVA has re-introduced temporary telehealth arrangements for allied health providers delivering initial and extended consultations to eligible Veteran Card holders between 1 January and 30 June 2022. These arrangements are a temporary change to the permanent telehealth services introduced on 1 January 2022.
Updated Notes for allied health providers – section one – general are available on the DVA website: Notes for allied health care providers | Department of Veterans’ Affairs (dva.gov.au)
Updated fee schedules are available on the DVA website: Dental and allied health fee schedules | Department of Veterans’ Affairs (dva.gov.au)
If you have any questions on these temporary telehealth arrangements please email Health.Policy.Section@dva.gov.au.