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Effective 1 July 2019

For Occupational therapy services provided on or after 1 July 2019
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Occupational Therapy Treatment
Individual Treatment   
Initial Consultation OT0005 $60.64
Standard Consultation: 
     Up to 30 minutes
OT0006 $48.52
Long Consultation:
     > 30 minutes - 45 minutes
OT0007 $72.51
Prolonged Consultation:
     > 45 minutes - 60 minutes
OT0008 $96.90
Occupational Therapy Service Plan
OTSP (flat rate) OT0050* $79.90
Group Treatment
Group Consultation (per person) OT0001 $29.19
Travel (with prior approval): Travel time from practitioner's prior consultation to the client's residence and from the client's residence to the practitioner's next appointment OT0010 $96.90
Other Occupational Therapy Services
Home Inspection, Education, Equipment Prescription Note:  An initial home inspection may include both evaluation of the home for modifications and assessment of service requirements.
Undertake inspection, education and complete report (per hour) OT0020* $106.47
Co-ordinate modifications and organise equipment (per hour) OT0021* $106.47
Travel time from previous appointment to claimant's residence and from claimant's residence to next appointment (per hour) OT0022* $106.47
Driving Assessment. Funding request must specify the amount of time allocated for each of the different driving assessment components including the on-road assessment, off-road assessment and report writing (per hour) OT0030* $106.47
Home Services Needs Assessment (Home Help, Domestic Services, Attendant Care)
Undertake review of services and complete report (per hour) OT0040* $106.47
Travel time from the practitioner's prior consultation to the claimant's residence and from the claimant's residence to the practitioner's next appointment (per hour) OT0041* $106.47
Functional Independence Review
FIR Report (flat rate) OT0100* $266.00
FIR Assessment/Liaison (per hour)  OT0105* $106.47
FIR Travel (per hour) OT0110* $106.47
Single Discipline Vocational Services
Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis VOC005* $106.47
An assessment and report evaluating the suitability of the worksite and job specifications for a claimant (per hour).
A full report will contain an analysis of the worksite and recommendations regarding critical work demands; the ability of the claimant to perform particular duties; suitable alternative duties; modifications to the workplace and other relevant issues.
This may include recommendations for the grading of hours and duties and other requirements for the establishment of a TAC return to work program. Time allocated is to include liaison with all relevant parties.
Post Placement Support VOC010* $106.47
This service involves the monitoring of a TAC return-to-work program to ensure progress is occurring and, in consultation with the TAC Rehabilitation Officer, address any problems which arise (per hour).
The service is an adjunct to the establishment of a TAC return-to-work program which may form part of the Worksite Assessment and could apply to claimants returning to their pre-accident employment or commencement in new employment.
Travel  VOC015* $106.47
Travel time from practitioners prior appointment to the relevant location (place of employment, residence, etc) and from this location to the practitioner's next appointment (per hour).
Note:  Single Discipline Vocational Services are only payable when undertaken by an appropriately qualified practitioner as follows:
>  Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis
    -  Ergonomist, Occupational Therapist
>  Post Placement Support
    -  Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Vocational Counsellor, Ergonomist
For Occupational therapy services provided between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Occupational Therapy Treatment
Individual Treatment   
Initial Consultation OT0005 $59.42
Standard Consultation: 
     Up to 30 minutes
OT0006 $47.54
Long Consultation:
     > 30 minutes - 45 minutes
OT0007 $71.06
Prolonged Consultation:
     > 45 minutes - 60 minutes
OT0008 $94.96
Occupational Therapy Service Plan
OTSP (flat rate) OT0050* $78.29
Group Treatment
Group Consultation (per person) OT0001 $28.60
Travel (with prior approval): Travel time from practitioner's prior consultation to the client's residence and from the client's residence to the practitioner's next appointment OT0010 $94.96
Other Occupational Therapy Services
Home Inspection, Education, Equipment Prescription Note:  An initial home inspection may include both evaluation of the home for modifications and assessment of service requirements.
Undertake inspection, education and complete report (per hour) OT0020* $104.34
Co-ordinate modifications and organise equipment (per hour) OT0021* $104.34
Travel time from previous appointment to claimant's residence and from claimant's residence to next appointment (per hour) OT0022* $104.34
Driving Assessment. Funding request must specify the amount of time allocated for each of the different driving assessment components including the on-road assessment, off-road assessment and report writing (per hour) OT0030* $104.34
Home Services Needs Assessment (Home Help, Domestic Services, Attendant Care)
Undertake review of services and complete report (per hour) OT0040* $104.34
Travel time from the practitioner's prior consultation to the claimant's residence and from the claimant's residence to the practitioner's next appointment (per hour) OT0041* $104.34
Functional Independence Review
FIR Report (flat rate) OT0100* $260.66
FIR Assessment/Liaison (per hour)  OT0105* $104.34
FIR Travel (per hour) OT0110* $104.34
Single Discipline Vocational Services
Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis VOC005* $104.34
An assessment and report evaluating the suitability of the worksite and job specifications for a claimant (per hour).
A full report will contain an analysis of the worksite and recommendations regarding critical work demands; the ability of the claimant to perform particular duties; suitable alternative duties; modifications to the workplace and other relevant issues.
This may include recommendations for the grading of hours and duties and other requirements for the establishment of a TAC return to work program. Time allocated is to include liaison with all relevant parties.
Post Placement Support VOC010* $104.34
This service involves the monitoring of a TAC return-to-work program to ensure progress is occurring and, in consultation with the TAC Rehabilitation Officer, address any problems which arise (per hour).
The service is an adjunct to the establishment of a TAC return-to-work program which may form part of the Worksite Assessment and could apply to claimants returning to their pre-accident employment or commencement in new employment.
Travel  VOC015* $104.34
Travel time from practitioners prior appointment to the relevant location (place of employment, residence, etc) and from this location to the practitioner's next appointment (per hour).
Note:  Single Discipline Vocational Services are only payable when undertaken by an appropriately qualified practitioner as follows:
>  Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis
    -  Ergonomist, Occupational Therapist
>  Post Placement Support
    -  Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Vocational Counsellor, Ergonomist
For Occupational therapy services performed by a provider who is not registered for GST
Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number 2018/19 Maximum Payment Rate2017/18 Maximum Payment Rate
Other Occupational Therapy Services
Home Inspection, Education, Equipment Prescription Note:  An initial home inspection may include both evaluation of the home for modifications and assessment of service requirements.
Undertake inspection, education and complete report (per hour) OTGF20 $96.79$94.84
Co-ordinate modifications and organise equipment (per hour) OTGF21 $96.79$94.84
Travel time from previous appointment to claimant's residence and from claimant's residence to next appointment (per hour) OTGF22 $96.79$94.84
Driving Assessment. Funding request must specify the amount of time allocated for each of the different driving assessment components including the on-road assessment, off-road assessment and report writing (per hour) OTGF30 $96.79$94.84
Home Services Needs Assessment (Home Help, Domestic Services, Attendant Care)
Undertake review of services and complete report (per hour) OTGF40 $96.79$94.84
Travel time from the practitioner's prior consultation to the claimant's residence and from the claimant's residence to the practitioner's next appointment (per hour) OTGF41 $96.79$94.84
Functional Independence Review
FIR Report (flat rate) OTG100 $241.83$236.98
FIR Assessment/Liaison (per hour)  OTG105 $96.79$94.84
FIR Travel (per hour) OTG110 $96.79$94.84
Single Discipline Vocational Services

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