General Practitioners can now claim the Veterans Access Payment with the Annual Veterans’ Health Check

From 1 July 2022, the Veterans’ Access Payment (VAP), payable based on Modified Monash Model classifications (MM1–MM7), can be claimed with the Annual Veterans’ Health Check items MT701, MT703, MT705 and MT707.

The table below demonstrates how items MT701–MT707 will operate with a VAP incentive.

The Veterans’ Access Payment (VAP) incentive for Annual Veterans’ Health Check items MT701, MT703, MT705 and MT707.
Item No. VAP MM1 VAP MM2 VAP MM3–4 VAP MM5 VAP MM6 VAP MM7 VAP MM2–7 After Hours
MT701
MT703
MT705
MT707
10990 10990 75855 75856 75857 75858 10992

This change represents an overall increase in the amount claimable for delivering an Annual Veterans’ Health Check and aligns the fees with the equivalent Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) health assessment items for GPs.

This arrangement will improve equity for service providers and ensure continued access to timely health interactions and interventions for DVA clients.

If you are unsure which VAP incentive to claim, please visit the Incentive payments for General Practitioners page. For more information on the Annual Veterans’ Health Check, please visit the Veterans’ Health Check – Providers page

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