The TAC has extended the approval to provide Independent Medical Examination services to TAC clients until 30 June 2018. This extension applies to all current providers unless they have specifically withdrawn as an IME with the TAC.
Independent Medical Examiners (IMEs) are health professionals approved by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to conduct independent medical examinations. The findings of these examinations are outlined in a report that is used to make decisions about a TAC client’s claim.
IMEs play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides the right treatment and benefits to injured Victorians. These professionals belong to the following health and medical professions:
- medical practitioner
- occupational therapist
The TAC is not currently seeking applications for our IME roles. However, we periodically invite expressions of interest from suitability qualified professionals to become IMEs and/or Independent Impairment Assessors (IIAs). Announcements for open applications are made via our website and our service provider e-newsletter. Questions about becoming an IME and/or IIA can be directed to the TAC's Health Services Lead on 0466 480 686.
Applicants need to demonstrate a minimum of five years clinical experience and a minimum of eight hours each week direct clinical care experience, either currently or over a 12-month period within the past three years, or if retired, evidence of currency of clinical knowledge through ongoing academic studies.
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Refer to our helpful range of clinical resources when treating your patient
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.
Forms and brochures
Refer to our useful range of forms and brochures when treating your clients.
This information sheet explains what to expect at TAC medical examinations that clients claiming support services are required to attend. You will also find details of what you need to bring and reimbursements (e.g. for travel or work absence related to your examination appointment) that you may be eligible to claim.
Joint Medical Examinations
Joint Medical Examinations are independent medical examinations requested jointly by the TAC and a client’s solicitor. Please see the page Joint Medical Examination Process for details about this.
Personal safety and security
The TAC is currently reviewing its security guidelines. In the meantime, please review the guidelines developed by WorkSafe Victoria at their Independent Medical Examiners page.
Keeping your details up to date
Your details are important to us. Should they change, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update.