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National Rural Health Alliance Push to Fast Track Telehealth Medicare

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The National Rural Health Alliance has welcomed the Australian Government’s expansion of telehealth Medicare item numbers but has called for access to be expanded as soon as possible to all health professionals.

CEO Dr Gabrielle O’Kane said allowing more people to have consultations with their GP or health professional at home, whether for COVID-19 or something else, is a sensible move that will save lives.”

O’kane believes this is particularly important for people in rural areas where access to health care is more difficult and there are often fewer health professionals, and it’s important that these health professionals can see patients without the risk of getting sick.











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