GP video consults in aged care on trial

A pilot program to test the viability of introducing Medicare-funded GP video consultations with aged care residents is currently underway in nine regions across the country.  The four-year trial funded by the Department of Social Services involves eight Medicare locals and aged care provider Feros Care.  The pilot will evaluate the possible inclusion of new telehealth items on the MBS as well assess the clinical appropriateness and impact of videoconferencing to deliver GP services in aged care.  Read more here .