As an audiologist, you play an important role in helping our clients with hearing and balance issues resulting from their transport accident injuries.
We have approved and can pay the reasonable costs of your patient's audiology services, in line with our fee schedule, immediately after a transport accident when they are required as a result of a transport accident injury. Audiology assessments and reviews, audiograms, air conduction, impedance audiograms and the provision of equipment are included, with some restrictions.
We will review our client’s treatment to ensure it’s reasonable, clinically justified, outcome focused and in line with the Clinical Framework. We'll ask you and our client for information during these reviews and may temporarily stop funding treatment if we don’t receive it. Reviews help us understand our client’s injuries, treatment needs and goals and how to best support them to get their life back on track. After a review we’ll let you and our client know the decision regarding further treatment.
For patients with a severe injury, the discussion, referral and approval of services may form part of the independence planning process. 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.