Dietitian 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.

For Dietitian services provided on or after 1 July 2021
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment
Rate
Individual treatment
Initial Consultation D600 $62.65
Initial Consultation (Telehealth)D600T$62.65
Standard Consultation D602 $50.13
Standard Consultation (Telehealth)D602T$50.13
Long Consultation D604 $74.92
Long Consultation (Telehealth)D604T$74.92
Prolonged Consultation D606 $100.12
Prolonged Consultation (Telehealth) D606T$100.12
Travel (with prior approval)
Travel D630 $100.12
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence. Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been approved.
All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Reports
Report D640* $110.12
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
Travel D641* $110.12
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request. Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence. Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.  
Standard Consultation   - up to 30 minutes
Long Consultation         - >30 minutes < 45 minutes
Prolonged Consultation - >45 minutes <60 minutes
For Dietitian services provided between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment
Rate
Individual treatment
Initial Consultation D600 $61.86
Initial Consultation (Telehealth) D600T $61.86
Standard Consultation D602 $49.50
Standard Consultation (Telehealth) D602T $49.50
Long Consultation D604 $73.97
Long Consultation (Telehealth) D604T $73.97
Prolonged Consultation D606 $98.85
Prolonged Consultation (Telehealth) D606T $98.85
Travel (with prior approval)
Travel D630 $98.85
Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence. Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been approved.
All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Reports
Report D640* $108.73
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
Travel D641* $108.73
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request. Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence. Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.  
Standard Consultation   - up to 30 minutes
Long Consultation         - >30 minutes < 45 minutes
Prolonged Consultation - >45 minutes <60 minutes
For Dietitian services performed by a provider who is not registered for GST
Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number

2021/22
Maximum
Payment
Rate

2020/21 
Maximum Payment

Rate
Reports
ReportDGF640 $100.12 $98.95
When submitting an account for payment, details of the time taken to complete the report must be recorded on the account.
TravelDGF641 $100.12 $98.95
Travel claimed in relation to providing a report for management-type services such as reviews undertaken at the TAC's specific request. Travel time can be claimed only for travel to and from the practitioner's practice address and the TAC client's residence. Where more than one client is visited in a single travel period, total travel costs should be apportioned equally between those clients to whom services have been provided.  
Standard Consultation   - up to 30 minutes
Long Consultation         - >30 minutes < 45 minutes
Prolonged Consultation - >45 minutes <60 minutes

Fees for dietitian services performed within a public hospital will be based on the
Department of Human Services schedule of fees and charges for acute health services in Victoria.
Refer to www.health.vic.gov.au/feesman.