Osteopath

As osteopaths, you play an important role in helping our clients recover from their transport accident injuries.

We can pay the reasonable costs of your patient’s osteopathy services, without prior approval, when they are required as a result of a transport accident injury.

Patient consultations, monitoring and evaluating gym and swim programs, the assessment, recommendation and supply of orthoses and equipment are covered, with minor restrictions.

As part of your patient’s treatment, you can also complete certificates of capacity to assess and certify your patient’s capacity for work.  If your patient's accident was prior to 14th February 2018 they may need to meet the medical excess before you can invoice the TAC for treatment.

Click on the links below to see the full Osteopathy guideline, to view the fee schedule and to find any documents and forms you may need.

Osteopath Guidelines

This guideline should be read in conjunction with the general provider guideline: What do I need to know about working with the TAC?

Who can provide osteopathy services?

You can provide services if:

  • you are registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (e.g. AHPRA) to practice in the osteopathy profession (other than as a student).

What we can pay for

We can pay the reasonable costs of your patient’s osteopathy services, without prior approval, when they are required as a result of a transport accident injury.

We can pay for:

  • Osteopathy consultations.
  • Monitoring and evaluating gym/swim programs.
  • The assessment, recommendation and supply of external orthoses.
  • Provision of equipment under $1,000. Our approval is required for equipment above $1,000. Use the Equipment Prescription Form to submit written requests.

Other things to note

For accidents that occurred prior to 14th February 2018 a medical excess may apply. Visit the medical excess page to see if it applies to your patient.  If the medical excess applies you will need to invoice the client directly.

As part of your patient’s treatment, you can complete certificates of capacity to assess and certify your patient’s capacity for work.

If your patient already has an individualised funding package, osteopathy services may be included as part of that.

How much we can pay

We can pay for services in line with our osteopathy fee schedule.

What we cannot pay for

We cannot pay for:

  • Services that are included as part of a hospital inpatient bed fee.

Fee Schedules

Osteopathy Services

Effective 1 July 2017

 Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number2017/18 Maximum Payment Rate
In Rooms
Initial Consultation: New patient, history & examinationO600$64.29
Standard ConsultationO602$51.72
TAC Questionnaire
Pro forma QuestionnaireQU0055*$56.36
 Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number2016/17 Maximum Payment Rate
In Rooms
Initial Consultation: New patient, history & examinationO600$63.35
Standard ConsultationO602$50.97
TAC Questionnaire
Pro forma QuestionnaireQU0055*$55.40
 Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number2017/18 Maximum Payment Rate2016/17 Maximum Payment Rate
In Rooms
Initial Consultation: New patient, history & examination   
Standard Consultation   
TAC Questionnaire
Pro forma QuestionnaireQUGF55$51.24$50.37

Forms and brochures

View Osteopath: questionnaire form

Osteopath: questionnaire form

Summary:

This form is for osteopaths to provide an overview of TAC clients' treatment of their transport accident injuries, including functional limitations, treatment goals, outcome measures and self-management strategies.

View Gym/Swim program: evaluation form (for Provider use only)

Gym/Swim program: evaluation form (for Provider use only)

Summary:

This form is for reporting the progress of clients participating in TAC-funded gym, swimming and pilates programs as part of their rehabilitation.

View Independence Plan - Information for providers

Independence Plan - Information for providers

Summary:

As medical and health providers, you play a critical role in helping your seriously injured client maximise their independence and achieve their goals. The Independence Plan documents the work done by you and other members of the treating team, and acts as a central reference point for everyone.

Working with the TAC

Below you will find information relevant to all providers about working with TAC clients, including:

  • How to register
  • Approvals process
  • Travel
  • Compliance requirements
  • Medical excess (for accidents before 14th February 2018)
  • Requests for further information
  • Subsequent, pre-existing and non-accident related injuries
  • Treatment by a family member
  • How to get paid
  • What we cannot pay for

Click on the General Provider guideline below to find out more.

Other guidelines that may be relevant for Osteopaths include: