Policies that relate to you
The TAC has adopted the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, explanations, definitions, rules and conditions for services provided by medical practitioners. When invoicing for medical services, medical practitioners are expected to adhere to the MBS rules unless otherwise specified by the TAC in the Reimbursement Rates for Medical Services booklet or its medical policies.
The Reimbursement Rates for Medical Services booklet below must be read in conjunction with:
- Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
- Clarification of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rules
- The TAC invoicing guidelines for medical practitioners
- The TAC's medical practitioner policy
- Other policies outlined within the Medical Practitioners section of our website
Current Rates (applies to services on or after 1 July 2018)
|Please note - The 1 July changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers by the DHS have been applied to these lists. Please replace any previous versions you may have.|
- Reimbursement Rates for Medical Services performed between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 XLSX, 0.16MB
- Reimbursement Rates for Medical Services performed between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017 XLSX, 0.14MB
- Reimbursement Rates for Medical Services performed between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016 XLSX, 0.21MB
At the time of production this publication contained up to date information as released by Medicare Australia (Medicare). The relevant publication will be updated to reflect any further changes that are implemented by Medicare each year. Please check our website for the latest version.
If you have any questions about these publications or the reimbursement rates, please contact the TAC on 1300 654 329. Alternatively, e-mail email@example.com.
How to invoice the TAC
When invoicing for services provided to a TAC client, it's important to include the below information. This will help ensure prompt and accurate payment.
Invoicing information required
- TAC payee number (this will be advised once the TAC has received your initial invoice for services. This number will then be required for future invoicing)
- Payee billing address
- Payee practice/clinic address - if different to your billing address
- Family name and given name/s
- Patient's TAC claim number for example 04/12345. If this is unknown, please use your patients date of birth and date of the transport accident
- Name of health professional /service provider
- Date of service
- Time of service if more than one service was provided on the same day
- TAC item number and description - as per the TAC fee schedule
- Duration of each service
- Itemised fee for each service
- Service location - if different to the practice/ clinic address
- Total charge for invoiced items
- Services which are subject to GST must be submitted on a GST compliant invoice
If you require multiple providers on the one invoice you must be clearly identify the service listed under each health professional/service provider.
You can also use this invoice template XLS, 0.03MB to assist you in preparing your invoices.
Submitting your invoice
Please send an original copy of your invoice to the below address. Please note duplicate accounts, such as statements, photocopies or facsimiles will not be processed for payment.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
GPO Box 2751
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Payment of invoices
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is our preferred method of payment. Please complete the EFT/ Direct Deposit Authority form to help ensure the prompt payment of invoices.
Additional information required for:
Common Law, VCAT, s.93 and recoveries. Please refer to the TAC's letter of instruction for this information.
If you have further invoicing or payment queries please contact us.
Certificate of Capacity
The Certificate of Capacity form is for authorised providers to provide information about their TAC patient's transport accident conditions and to assess and certify their capacity for work as a result of these injuries.
Information you provide on a TAC certificate of capacity helps us make claim decisions to better support your patient's independence, recovery and return to work. When you accurately complete a certificate of capacity you provide critical information about your patient's injuries and their capacity for work and help to facilitate better outcomes for your patient.
Download the Certificate of Capacity form.
Or find out more about completing the Certificate of Capacity here.
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