Speech pathology 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.

Speech pathology services can be invoiced online via LanternPay for next business day payments.

For speech pathology services provided on after 1 July 2021
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Individual Treatment
Completion and submission of Treatment Notification Plan (SPTNP) ST600 $55.21
Hourly Rate ST604 $100.12
Hourly Rate - TelehealthST604T$100.12
Group Treatment
Group Consultation (per person, per hour) ST601 $60.12
Travel (with prior approval)
Travel ST630 $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 provided.
^All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Speech Pathology Management Review (SPMR)
Completion and submission of the SPMR form (only on request by TAC) ST640* $55.21
For speech pathology services provided between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021
Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum Payment Rate
Individual Treatment
Completion and submission of Treatment Notification Plan (SPTNP) ST600 $54.51
Hourly Rate ST604 $98.85
Hourly Rate - Telehealth ST604T $98.85
Group Treatment
Group Consultation (per person, per hour) ST601 $59.36
Travel (with prior approval)
Travel ST630 $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 provided.
^All travel is to be separately billed in blocks of 15 minutes.
Speech Pathology Management Review (SPMR)
Completion and submission of the SPMR form (only on request by TAC) ST640* $54.51
For Speech pathology services performed by a provider who is not registered for GST
Not Registered for GST
Service DescriptionTAC Item Number2021/22 Maxium Payment Rate2020/21 Maximum Payment Rate
Speech Pathology Management Review (SPMR)
Completion and submission of the SPMR form (only on request by TAC) ST640F $50.20$49.57