COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Primary Care Update
Update – 22 June 2021
New In-Depth Patient Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine
On 18 June 2021, the Australian Government introduced two new MBS items (10660 and 10661) to support general practitioners and other medical practitioners. The two new MBS items provide in-depth clinical assessments of patients aged 50 years and over. This is in regards to the patient’s individual health risks and benefits associated with receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
We appreciate your support in communicating the key information on these new MBS items if asked:
- MBS items 10660 and 10661 may only be claimed where a GP or OMP attends to a patient in person for more than 10 minutes.
- The item must be billed in association with a relevant MBS COVID-19 vaccine suitability assessment item.
- Consistent with the other MBS vaccine suitability assessment items, items 10660 and 10661 must be bulk-billed.