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Effective 1 July 2019

For Optometry services provided on or after 1 July 2019
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Optometric Consultations
Comprehensive Initial Consultation10910$81.07
Referred Comprehensive Initial Consultation10905$81.07
Comprehensive initial consultation by another practitioner within 24 months of a previous comprehensive consultation.10907$40.58
Other comprehensive consultations10912$81.07
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration, where patient has new signs or symptoms, unrelated to earlier course of attention, requiring comprehensive reassessment within 24 months of initial consultation.10913$81.07
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration being the first in a course of attention where the patient has a progressive disorder (excluding presbyopia) requiring comprehensive reassessment within 24 months of initial consultation.10914$81.07
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration, being the first in a course of attention involving the examination of the eyes, with the instillation of a mydriatic, of a patient with diabetes mellitus requiring comprehensive reassessment.10915$81.07
Brief initial consultation10916$40.58
Subsequent consultation10918$40.58
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with myopia of 5.0 dioptres or greater (spherical equivalent) in 1 eye.10921$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with manifest hyperopia of 5.0 dioptres or greater (spherical equivalent) in 1 eye.10922$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with astigmatism of 3.0 manifest hyperopia of 3.0 dioptres or greater in 1 eye.10923$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with irregular astigmatism in either eye.10924$253.82
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with anisometropia of 3.0 dioptres or greater.10925$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with corrected visual acuity of 0.7 logMAR (6/30) or worse in both eyes.10926$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients for whom a wholly or segmentally opaque contact lens is prescribed for the alleviation of dazzle, distortion or diplopia caused by: pathological mydriasis; aniridia; coloboma of the iris; or pupillary malformation or distortion; or significant ocular deformity or corneal opacity.10927$253.82
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients by reason of physical deformity cannot wear glasses.10928$201.11
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients who have  medical or optical condition.10929$253.82
Professional attendance involving the prescription & fitting of contact lenses.10930$201.11
Domiciliary Visits10931$28.25
Domiciliary Visits10932$14.09
Domiciliary Visits10933$9.35
Computerised Perimetry10940$77.34
Computerised Perimetry10941$46.63
Low Vision Assessment10942$40.58
Children's Vision Assessment10943$40.58
For Optometry services provided between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Optometric Consultations
Comprehensive Initial Consultation 10910 $79.32
Referred Comprehensive Initial Consultation 10905 $79.32
Comprehensive initial consultation by another practitioner within 24 months of a previous comprehensive consultation. 10907 $39.70
Other comprehensive consultations 10912 $79.32
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration, where patient has new signs or symptoms, unrelated to earlier course of attention, requiring comprehensive reassessment within 24 months of initial consultation. 10913 $79.32
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration being the first in a course of attention where the patient has a progressive disorder (excluding presbyopia) requiring comprehensive reassessment within 24 months of initial consultation. 10914 $79.32
Professional attendance of more than 15 minutes duration, being the first in a course of attention involving the examination of the eyes, with the instillation of a mydriatic, of a patient with diabetes mellitus requiring comprehensive reassessment. 10915 $79.32
Brief initial consultation 10916 $39.70
Subsequent consultation 10918 $39.70
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with myopia of 5.0 dioptres or greater (spherical equivalent) in 1 eye. 10921 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with manifest hyperopia of 5.0 dioptres or greater (spherical equivalent) in 1 eye. 10922 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with astigmatism of 3.0 manifest hyperopia of 3.0 dioptres or greater in 1 eye. 10923 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with irregular astigmatism in either eye. 10924 $248.33
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with anisometropia of 3.0 dioptres or greater. 10925 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients with corrected visual acuity of 0.7 logMAR (6/30) or worse in both eyes. 10926 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients: patients for whom a wholly or segmentally opaque contact lens is prescribed for the alleviation of dazzle, distortion or diplopia caused by: pathological mydriasis; aniridia; coloboma of the iris; or pupillary malformation or distortion; or significant ocular deformity or corneal opacity. 10927 $248.33
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients by reason of physical deformity cannot wear glasses. 10928 $196.76
Contact lenses for specified classes of patients who have  medical or optical condition. 10929 $248.33
Professional attendance involving the prescription & fitting of contact lenses. 10930 $196.76
Domiciliary Visits 10931 $27.64
Domiciliary Visits 10932 $13.78
Domiciliary Visits 10933 $9.15
Computerised Perimetry 10940 $75.67
Computerised Perimetry 10941 $45.63
Low Vision Assessment 10942 $39.70
Children's Vision Assessment 10943 $39.70