Nursing fees

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Effective 1 July 2021

The TAC has extended the funding of temporary telehealth services previously scheduled to end on 30 September 2020 until further notice, giving clients the ongoing convenience and flexibility of accessing health services from home.

Nursing services can be invoiced online via LanternPay for next business day payments.

For nursing services provided on or after 1 July 2021 by a provider who is GST registered
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionPublic Hospital Corresponding Item NumberTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
Nurse Care
Nursing Episode PUB09 NS650 $94.45
The Episodic fee is NOT to be used as an hourly rate. The Episodic fee is for each visit by the Community Nurse to the TAC client. The fee is inclusive of all penalties and allowances, consumables and travel associated with the nursing episode.  Extended visits, complex care and high cost consumables require prior TAC approval.
Nursing Attendance at the scene of a transport accident (pro rata per hour)   NS655 $94.45
This fee is inclusive of all penalties & allowances, consumables and travel associated with attendance and nursing assistance rendered at the scene of a transport accident.
Specialist Assessment
Specialist assessment by a nurse to review client's medical care needs (per hour) PUB670 NS670* $104.00
Specialist assessment by a nurse to review client's medical care needs (per hour) (Telehealth)PUB670NS670T*$104.00
Travel with prior approval (per hour)  PUB675 NS675* $104.00
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the nurse's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.
All travel is to be billed in blocks of 15-minutes.  
Report (per hour)  PUB680 NS680* $104.00
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
Training provided by a nurse with prior approval (per hour) PUB685 NS685 $94.45
Long Term Nursing
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is also being paid - 24 hr care   NS201 $101.91
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is also being paid - Daytime only   NS202 $96.83
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is NOT being paid - 24 hr care   NS204 $104.33
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is NOT being paid - Daytime only   NS205 $99.39
Nursing Care Coordination   NS203 $93.94
For nursing services provided between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021 by a provider who is GST registered
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionPublic Hospital Corresponding Item NumberTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
Nurse Care
Nursing Episode   NS650 $93.26
The Episodic fee is NOT to be used as an hourly rate. The Episodic fee is for each visit by the Community Nurse to the TAC client. The fee is inclusive of all penalties and allowances, consumables and travel associated with the nursing episode.  Extended visits, complex care and high cost consumables require prior TAC approval.
Nursing Attendance at the scene of a transport accident (pro rata per hour)   NS655 $93.26
This fee is inclusive of all penalties & allowances, consumables and travel associated with attendance and nursing assistance rendered at the scene of a transport accident.
Specialist Assessment
Specialist assessment by a nurse to review client's medical care needs (per hour) PUB670 NS670* $102.69
Specialist assessment by a nurse to review client's medical care needs (per hour) (Telehealth)PUB670NS670T*102.69
Travel with prior approval (per hour)  PUB675 NS675* $102.69
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the nurse's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.
All travel is to be billed in blocks of 15-minutes.  
Report (per hour)  PUB680 NS680* $102.69
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
Training provided by a nurse with prior approval (per hour) PUB685 NS685 $93.26
Long Term Nursing
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is also being paid - 24 hr care   NS201 $100.62
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is also being paid - Daytime only   NS202 $95.61
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is NOT being paid - 24 hr care   NS204 $103.01
General nursing when Nursing Care Coordination is NOT being paid - Daytime only   NS205 $98.13
Nursing Care Coordination   NS203 $92.75
For Nursing services performed by a provider who is not registered for GST
Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionPublic Hospital Corresponding Item NumberTAC Item Number2021/22 
Maximum Payment
Rate
2020/21 
Maximum
Payment
Rate
Specialist Assessment
Specialist assessment by a nurse to review client's medical care needs (per hour) PUB670 NS670F $94.56$93.36
Travel with prior approval (per hour)  PUB675 NS675F $94.56$93.36
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the nurse's practice address and the TAC client's residence.  Where more than one client is visited in a single period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.
All travel is to be billed in blocks of 15-minutes.    
Report (per hour)  PUB680 NS680F $94.56$93.36
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.

This Payment Limit relates to the following services