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Our health, disability and legal stakeholders are critical in delivering the services our clients need to get their lives back on track.  Below you will find news reports and commentary on TAC-related issues.

    New fees and other updates - 26 Jun 2018

    Our new fee schedules go into effect 1 July 2018. We've also extended our LanternPay fee rebate, launched an attendant care weekend rate, ended EIPF registrations and updated our billing standards.

    10-year view: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - 25 Jun 2018

    People in Australia with intellectual and developmental disability have poorer health than the rest of the community, take more medication, are hospitalised more often and stay in hospital longer.  Professor Susan Balandin and Dr. Jo Watson from Deakin University visited the TAC to discuss how Australia is measuring up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ten years on.

    Study challenges typical approach to posttraumatic amnesia - 25 Jun 2018

    A recent project sheds new light on how to treat patients with posttraumatic amnesia. Research shows that earlier therapy may improve functionality and help reduce the patient's hospital stay.

    Hospital partnership frees patients from worry - 25 Jun 2018

    A partnership between the TAC, the Alfred Hospital and Ambulance Victoria gives TAC clients quick claim approval, letting them focus on recovery instead of paperwork.

    Innovative app among grant winners - 25 Jun 2018

    A clever new app, created by TAC client Katherine Johnston, is set to improve the independence of those living with significant injuries. It is one of several projects receiving TAC grant funding.

    A positive approach to behaviour concerns after brain injury - 25 May 2018

    How can we help individuals with challenging behaviours after brain injury? One of the world’s leading practitioners of Positive Behaviour Supports shares his view.

    New test for antidepressant therapy - 23 May 2018

    A new blood test has the potential to improve the success rate of antidepressant treatment—an emerging technology identified by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) Horizon Scanning program.

    May news at a glance - 23 May 2018

    In this news:

    • find out about how our recent system upgrade has impacted service provider payments
    • hear about the LanternPay rebate extension
    • join us at a range of industry events!

    Shifting the focus to client outcomes and social impacts - 18 Apr 2018

    We’re transforming the way we manage the health outcomes of our most complex clients through a whole of person multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses a holistic view of their recovery.

    In this article, Damian Poel, Executive Manager of Supported Recovery, explains how for those clients with complex needs we’re moving towards an active case management approach, with clinicians, family members, community support and the TAC all working together to help our clients get the best health outcome for them.

    Expression of interest open for medical examiners and assessors - 05 Apr 2018

    The TAC is recruiting experienced health professionals to help provide the right benefits to Victorians injured in transport accidents. Professionals from the following registered health and medical professions are encouraged to apply: medical practitioner, psychologist, dentist, occupational therapist, optometrist, physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, and podiatrist.