Telehealth changes ‘devastating’ for psychiatry patients in regional areas | Health | The Guardian

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Australians in regional areas with severe mental health problems will go without help, after “devastating” changes to the telehealth system, psychiatrists warn. Recent federal government reforms removed a 50% loading for some rural psychiatric services, meaning some types of consultations providers will no longer be able to bulk-bill. They will have to absorb the costs or pass them on to patients.

Source: Telehealth changes ‘devastating’ for psychiatry patients in regional areas | Health | The Guardian

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