Telehealth slowly builds as incentive comes to an end

Almost 170,000 telehealth services have been provided to over 62,000 patients by more than 9700 providers under Medicare-funded arrangements first introduced in 2011, the latest figures from the Department of Health show.  In a briefing last week to the Australian Telehealth Advisory Committee, chaired by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), DoH provided figures showing the growth of telehealth under the MBS Telehealth initiative, with 25,000 services provided this year alone.  Read more here .