Occupational therapy fees

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Effective 1 November 2019

TAC has entered into a partnership with the Victorian State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP). TAC uses this partnership to manage Occupational Therapist (OT) credentialing. OTs can bill the TAC at rates based on your SWEP credentials for the service type.

OTs not credentialed with SWEP can bill at the General OT / SWEP (Green/Amber) rate.

For previous fees, please refer to the Occupational Therapy fee schedule for services performed before 1 November 2019.

For Occupational therapy services provided on or after 1 November 2019 by general OTs or with SWEP Green or Amber level
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate - Non Registered for GSTMaximum Payment Rate - Registered for GST
Occupational Therapy Treatment
Initial Consultation OTSG01 $60.64 $60.64
Standard Consultation: 
     Up to 30 minutes
OTSG02 $48.52 $48.52
Long Consultation:
     > 30 minutes - 45 minutes
OTSG03 $72.51 $72.51
Prolonged Consultation:
     > 45 minutes - 60 minutes
OTSG04 $96.90 $96.90
Group Consultation (per person) OTSG05 $29.19 $29.19
Occupational Therapy Service Plan (OTSP) flat rate OTSG06 $79.90 $79.90
Travel (with prior approval) : Travel time from practitioner's prior consultation to the clients residence and from the clients residence to the practitioners next appointment (rate per 15 minutes) OTSG07 $24.23 $24.23
Home Modifications
Undertake inspection, education and complete report (per hour) OTSG08 $106.47 $106.47
Co-ordinate modifications and organise equipment (per hour) OTSG09 $106.47 $106.47
Travel time from practitioner's prior consultation to the client's residence and from the client's residence to the practitioners next appointment (rate per 15 minutes) OTSG10 $26.62 $26.62
Driving Assessment
Driving Assessment. Funding request must specify the amount of time allocated for each of the different driving assessment components including the on-road assessment, off-road assessment and report writing (per hour) OTSG11         $106.47 $106.47
Home Services Needs Assessment
Undertake review of services and complete report (per hour) OTSG12 $106.47 $106.47
Travel time from practitioner's prior consultation to the client's residence and from the client's residence to the practitioners next appointment (rate per 15 minutes) OTSG13 $26.62$26.62
Functional Independence Review
FIR Report (flat rate) OTSG14 $266.00 $266.00
FIR Assessment/Liaison (per hour)  OTSG15 $106.47 $106.47
FIR Travel (rate per 15 minutes) OTSG16 $26.62$26.62
For Occupational therapy services provided on or after 1 November 2019 by OTs with SWEP Red level credentials
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number Maximum Payment Rate - Non Registered for GST Maximum Payment Rate - Registered for GST
Occupational Therapy Treatment - SWEP Red
OT Service Session as approved by the TAC. Rate per hour, billed in 15 minute increments OTSR01         $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Travel directly related to the provision of Framework OT services with the approval of the TAC (rate per 15 minutes). This fee includes all costs associated with the travel. OTSR02        $33.86 $33.86
Occupational Therapy Treatment Plan (OTSP) - At request of TAC only (Flat rate/Per Report) OTSR03        $135.44 $148.99
Initial Assessment Services - Home Services - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report(per hour) TAC approval required for > 5 hours OTSR04 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). Maximum 6 hours OTSR05         $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR06        $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow Up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR07 $33.86 $37.25
Follow Up/Review Services - Home Services - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report (per hour) TAC approval required for > 4 hours OTSR08 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). Maximum 6 hours OTSR09 $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR10 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR11 $33.86 $33.86
Functional Independence Review - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report(per hour) TAC approval required for > 6 hours OTSR12     $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). Maximum 6 hours OTSR13      $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR14 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR15        $33.86 $33.86
Equipment - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report (per hour) TAC approval required for > 5 hours OTSR16 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). Maximum 6 hours OTSR17 $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR18 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes).TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR19 $33.86 $33.86
Home Modifications - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report (per hour) TAC approval required for > 8 hours OTSR20 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). OTSR21 $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR22 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR23 $33.86 $33.86
Transport Assessment - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report (per hour) TAC approval required for > 4 hours OTSR24 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). Maximum 6 hours OTSR25 $135.44 $135.44
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR26 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR27 $33.86 $33.86
Vehicle Modifications Assessment - SWEP Red
Assessment and Assessment Report - Completion of the Assessment and the provision of a Report (per hour) TAC approval required for > 6 hours OTSR28 $135.44 $148.99
Follow-up Services - Completion of the specific actions required to facilitate achievement of the goals identified in the Assessment Report in accordance with the approval given by the TAC (per hour). OTSR29 $135.44 $135.44
Final Vehicle Inspection Report - Completion of the Report (Flat rate - Per Report) OTSR30 $135.44 $148.99
Travel - Assessment - Travel directly related to the provision of the Assessment - Includes all costs associated with travel  (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR31 $33.86 $37.25
Travel - Follow-up Services - Travel directly related to the provision of the Follow-up Services - Includes all costs associated with travel (rate per 15 minutes). TAC approval required for > 1 hour OTSR32 $33.86 $33.86
Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis

An assessment and report evaluating the suitability of the worksite and job specifications for a client (per hour). A full report will contain an analysis of the worksite and recommendations regarding critical work demands, the ability of the client to perform particular duties, suitable alternative duties, modifications to the workplace and other relevant issues. This may include recommendations for the grading of hours and duties and other requirements for the establishment of a TAC return to work program. Time allocated is to include liaison with all relevant parties.
VOC005 $106.47 $106.47
Post Placement Support

This service involves the monitoring of a TAC return to work program to ensure progress is occurring and, in consultation with the TAC Rehabilitation Officer, address any problems which arise (per hour). The service is an adjuct to the establishment of a TAC return-to-work program which may form part of the Worksite Assessment and could apply to clients returning to their pre-accident employment or commencement in new employment.
VOC010 $106.47 $106.47
Travel (rate per 15 minutes)

Travel time from practitioners prior appointment to the relevant location (place of employment, residence, etc) and from this location to the practitioner's next appointment (rate per 15 minutes).
VOC015 $26.62 $26.62
Note:  Single Discipline Vocational Services are only payable when undertaken by an appropriately qualified practitioner as follows:
>  Worksite Assessment/Job Analysis
    -  Ergonomist, Occupational Therapist
>  Post Placement Support
    -  Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Counsellor, Vocational Counsellor, Ergonomist

For information about our invoicing requirements, please see How to invoice the TAC.