Independent medical examination fees (physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths)

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Schedule of Medico Legal Fees for Independent Examinations performed by Physiotherapists, Chiropractors or Osteopaths

The fees below outline the rates payable for examinations and reports performed by Physiotherapists, Chiropractors or Osteopaths when requested by the TAC.

Effective 1 July 2019

For Independent medical examinations performed on or after 1 July 2019
Service Description TAC Item Number TAC FEE GST Maximum Payment Rate
Examination and Report: Physiotherapist, Chiropractor & Osteopath

Inclusive of conducting the examination, report writing, reading time and any incidentals (such as postage, photography and faxing services).
A9193 $498.58        $49.86         $548.44
Cancellation within 4 days of examination and where examiner is unable to fill vacant appointment

Applies where the TAC cancels an examination within 4 business days of appointment and the examiner is unable to fill vacant appointment.
A9152 $123.55 $12.36 $135.91
Non-attendance on day of appointment

Non-attendance fee is applicable where an IME appointment is cancelled by the TAC on the day of the appointment or where the TAC client does not attend.
A9152 $123.55 $12.36 $135.91
Supplementary Report
  • Applies where the TAC provides information additional to that initially provided or to answer additional questions not initially asked and the IME has previously examined a TAC client in the past 12 months.
  • An IME is not required to conduct a re-examination (or re-contact) the TAC client in order to provide the additional information.
A9173 $123.55 $12.36         $135.91
For Independent medical examinations performed between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Service Description TAC Item Number TAC FEE GST Maximum Payment Rate
Examination and Report: Physiotherapist, Chiropractor & Osteopath

Inclusive of conducting the examination, report writing, reading time and any incidentals (such as postage, photography and faxing services).
A9193 $487.80         $48.78         $536.58
Cancellation within 4 days of examination and where examiner is unable to fill vacant appointment

Applies where the TAC cancels an examination within 4 business days of appointment and the examiner is unable to fill vacant appointment.
A9152 $120.89 $12.09 $132.98
Non-attendance on day of appointment

Non-attendance fee is applicable where an IME appointment is cancelled by the TAC on the day of the appointment or where the TAC client does not attend.
A9152 $120.89 $12.09 $132.98
Supplementary Report
  • Applies where the TAC provides information additional to that initially provided or to answer additional questions not initially asked and the IME has previously examined a TAC client in the past 12 months.
  • An IME is not required to conduct a re-examination (or re-contact) the TAC client in order to provide the additional information.
A9173 $120.89 $12.09         $132.98