Independent medical examination fees (occupational therapists)

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Schedule of Medico Legal Fees for Independent Examinations performed by Occupational Therapists

The fees below outline the rates payable for examinations and reports performed by Occupational Therapists when requested by the TAC.

Effective 1 July 2019

For Independent examination performed on or after 1 July 2019
Service Description TAC Item Number TAC FEE GST Maximum Payment Rate
Assessment and Report: Occupational Therapist (per hour) 9125 $165.85       $16.58         $182.43

Travel to and from an assessment

  • Calculated in 15 minutes blocks.
  • Travel only paid when travelling to a location other than IMEs nominated practice location/s.
9128 $97.03 $9.70 $106.73

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.
9125C $238.35 $23.84         $262.19

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.
9126 $238.35 $23.84 $262.19

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.
9127 $238.35   $23.84     $262.19

When submitting a tax invoice, the number of hours taken to complete the assessment and report is required to facilitate the processing of payment.

For Independent examinations performed between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Service Description TAC Item Number TAC FEE GST Maximum Payment Rate
Assessment and Report: Occupational Therapist (per hour) 9125 $162.51         $16.25         $178.76

Travel to and from an assessment

  • Calculated in 15 minutes blocks.
  • Travel only paid when travelling to a location other than IMEs nominated practice location/s.
9128 $95.07 $9.51 $104.58

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.
9125C $233.20 $23.32         $256.52

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.
9126 $233.20 $23.32 $256.52

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.
9127 $233.20        $23.32         $256.52

When submitting a tax invoice, the number of hours taken to complete the assessment and report is required to facilitate the processing of payment.