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When to use MBS item 2713 during a mental health consultation

The GP mental health care consultation (MBS item 2713) applies to surgery consultations, which are at least 20 minutes and where the primary treating concern is related to a mental illness. It may be used for ongoing management of a patient with a mental illness and can be claimed if the patient requires an extended consultation.

MBS item 2713 should not be used for the development of a GP MHTP and cannot be claimed at the same time as the review of a GP MHTP (MBS item 2712). However, it can be used whether or not a patient has a GP MHTP.

Visit MBS online for more information on MBS item 2713.