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Effective 1 July 2020

In response to Covid-19, the TAC has introduced temporary funding of telehealth services to ensure clients can continue to access essential treatments and services. The TAC telehealth items and fees for social work services are available on our Telehealth fees page.

Social work services can be invoiced online via LanternPay for next business day payments.

For face to face social work services provided on or after 1 July 2020
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number Maximum Payment
Rate
Individual Treatment
Initial Consultation SW600 $61.86
Standard Consultation: 
up to 30 minutes
SW602 $49.50
Long Consultation: 
> 30 minutes < 45 minutes
SW604 $73.97
Prolonged Consultation: 
> 45 minutes < 60 minutes
SW606 $98.85
Group Consultation: 
up to 30 minutes 
  
Group Treatment
Group Consultation
(per person)
SW602G $29.78
Travel (with prior approval) SW630 $98.85
All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Reports
Report
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
SW640* $108.73
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request, will incur a GST on the applicable TAC maximum fee.  SW641* $108.73
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.
For face to face social work services provided between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number Maximum Payment
Rate
Individual Treatment
Initial Consultation SW600 $60.64
Standard Consultation: 
up to 30 minutes
SW602 $48.52
Long Consultation: 
> 30 minutes < 45 minutes
SW604 $72.51
Prolonged Consultation: 
> 45 minutes < 60 minutes
SW606 $96.90
Group Consultation: 
up to 30 minutes 
  
Group Treatment
Group Consultation
(per person)
SW602G $29.19
Travel (with prior approval) SW630 $96.90
All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Reports
Report
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
SW640* $106.59
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request, will incur a GST on the applicable TAC maximum fee.  SW641* $106.59
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.
For Social work services performed by a provider who is not registered for GST
Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number2020/21 Maximum Payment Rate2019/20 Maximum Payment Rate
Reports
Report
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
SW640F $98.85$96.90
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request, will incur a GST on the applicable TAC maximum fee.  SW641F $98.85$96.90
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.

This Payment Limit relates to the following services