Exercise Physiology

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

We have approved, and can pay, the reasonable costs of your patient’s exercise physiology when it is required as a result of a transport accident injury.

Patient consultations, group consultations and the monitoring or evaluation of a gym or swimming program are included.

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.

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

Register as a provider

You can provide exercise physiology services if you have obtained accreditation by Exercise and Sports Science Australia as an exercise physiologist.

If you would like to provide exercise physiology services to our clients, please register using our online registration form.

Before the appointment

Does your patient have a TAC claim?

  • Yes – you can treat the patient immediately. You will need their claim number.
  • Not sure – call us on 1300 654 329 to check.

If you use LanternPay, you can also check your patient’s claim status online.

Does the medical excess apply?

If your patient's accident occurred prior to 14th February 2018 they may need to meet the medical excess before you can invoice us for their treatment. Call us on 1300 654 329 to check your patient’s medical excess status.

Treating our clients

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

We can pay for exercise physiology consultations, group consultations of two to six patients in the same session, and costs associated with monitoring and evaluation of a gym or swimming program.

Exercise Physiologists can prescribe basic exercise equipment such as hand weights, therabands, exercise balls, etc.  High cost exercise equipment can only be prescribed by a health or medical professional with relevant experience such as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

For patients with a severe injury, the discussion, referral and approval of services may form part of the independence planning process. If your patient already has an individualised funding package, exercise physiology services may be included as part of that.

See: Guidelines – Exercise Physiology for a complete list of what we can and cannot pay for.

Guidelines

Reporting, forms and templates

You do not need to send reports to us unless we ask you to, but you should ensure you are recording your patient’s baseline outcome measures.

Billing and payments

We can pay for services in line with our fee schedules:

How to invoice us

Invoices can be submitted online via LanternPay, or mailed to us at:

Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
GPO Box 2751
Melbourne Vic 3001

For full details on invoicing and payments, see: How to invoice us.

Does the medical excess apply?

Accidents that occurred before 14 February 2018 may be subject to the medical excess. Call us on 1300 654 329 to check your patient’s medical excess status. If the excess is applicable, and hasn’t yet been reached, you will need to request payment from your patient. You may be able to bill your patient’s private health insurance for the treatment.

Other resources

Other resources

FAQs

Can I treat your client and bill you afterwards – or do I first have to be a registered TAC provider?

As a registered allied health provider, you don’t need to register with us before treating our clients. However we prefer that you complete our simple online registration form before you invoice us. Make sure you record their TAC claim number or confirm that they have an accepted TAC claim - you can call us on 1300 654 329 to check.

How long will it take to get paid?

If you submit your invoice using LanternPay, you will be paid the next business day. If you submit your invoice by post, payments are made weekly.

My fees are higher than those listed in your fee schedule. What does this mean for my patient?

As we can only pay according to our fee schedules, you will need to invoice your patient for any difference. Your patient may have private health insurance they can utilise. Alternatively, you can elect to treat your patient at the cost of our fee schedules.

Talk to us

To ask questions, get help or provide feedback, call us on 1300 654 329 or use our online contact form.