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Telehealth roll-backs are short-sighted and dangerous – Sydney Morning Herald

The change will significantly impact the provision of established, reputable telehealth services.



COVID-19 has tested the worlds healthcare systems. Movement restrictions and second wave infections have forced healthcare providers to innovate to deliver medical services to patients. Telehealth is one innovation that healthcare providers globally have expanded to provide timely services to patients during the pandemic.
At the start of the pandemic the Australian government acted swiftly to broaden the Medicare Benefits Schedule, or MBS, to support expanded telehealth services. This included …

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