An MS Word version of the physiotherapy treatment notification plan (TNP) is available for download here. To open the document, you will need to have Microsoft Word version 2002 or higher installed on your computer.
The TAC requires that a Treatment Notification Plan (TNP) to be submitted by a physiotherapist in private practice, when treating a TAC client for the first time, where treatment is required beyond:
- an initial five sessions, or
- an initial 10 sessions for clients with a 'severe injury' and who have recently been discharged from hospital, to facilitate the development of complex treatment plan goals.
These first five or ten treatments may only be paid after the client reaches the medical excess or if the medical excess has been waived.
All fields on the TNP must be completed in order for the TNP to be reviewed by the TAC.
A new TNP needs to be completed by the physiotherapist and submitted to the TAC for approval if:
- if there has been a gap in treatment of greater than six months; or
- the TAC client attends a different physiotherapy clinic.
While the initial consultation with a TAC client includes assessment and collection of information that will be included in the TNP, the TAC will pay separately for the actual completion and submission of the TNP. This will be paid through the items PY604R (in-rooms consultation with TNP) or PY604H (out-of-rooms consultation with TNP).
Select this link to obtain Instructions for completing the Treatment Notification Plan (To open the document, you will need to have Microsoft Word version 2002 or higher installed on your computer).
Send completed Treatment Notification Plans to:
Transport Accident Commission
PO Box 742
or fax the plan to the TAC on (03) 9656 9408
Please note that Treatment Notification Plans, radiological report attachments and accounts accompanying these plans are the only documentation that should be faxed to this number.
Incomplete or illegible Treatment Notification Plans will be returned to the treating practitioner and payment withheld pending submission of a suitably completed plan.
It is important to confirm either with the client or through the TAC Customer Service Centre that the TAC has accepted the claim for compensation.
See also physiotherapy resources.