Effective 1 July 2020

In response to Covid-19, the TAC has introduced temporary funding of telehealth services to ensure clients can continue to access essential treatments and services. The TAC telehealth items and fees for podiatry services are available on our Telehealth fees page.

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

For face to face podiatry services provided on or after 1 July 2020
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
In Room Consultations
Initial consultation  F002 $61.86
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F012 $49.50
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes F014 $74.12
Prolonged consultation – 46 minutes and above F016 $98.85
Out of Rooms Consultations
Initial consultation  F023 $86.54
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F033 $74.12
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes  F034 $98.85
Prolonged consultation F035 $123.40
Biomechanical Examination
Biomechanical Assessment (includes F111, F114, F117) F118 $173.87
Items F101, F104, F111, F114, F115, F116, F117, F121, F141, F142, F145, F147, F148, F163, F361 to be charged as per consultations.
ORTHOMECHANICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURES (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Impressions and Models
Negative impression cast – foot F301 $73.72
Negative impression cast – foot & lower 1/3 of leg F303 $90.32
Prescription Orthoses
Ankle-foot orthosis F201 $525.95
Orthodigital traction device F211 $143.84
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and posting) F221 $267.19
Heel stabiliser, made to plaster model F227 $150.43
Cushioning orthosis F261 $46.99
Pressure relief orthosis F263 $115.37
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and accommodating) F265 $177.18
Moulded thermoplastic orthosis – non cast F267 $133.79
Heel lift F269 $38.60
Interior shoe padding F271 $38.60
Protective device F341  
Prefabricated Orthoses
Heel stabiliser F229 $81.99
Pre-moulded or pre-formed orthosis F240 $133.79
Orthoses Modification and Repairs
Orthosis repair – not otherwise specified   F231* $55.38
Orthosis repair – plain           F381* $33.43
Orthosis cover – with soft tissue supplement F383 $48.61
Orthosis post – forefoot or rear foot F385 $28.64
Prosthetic Devices
Simple digital or partial prosthesis F351 $143.84
Splints
Dennis Browne splint F281 $170.34
Galley splint F282 $223.86
Counter Rotation system F283 $645.97
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; below knee F311 $158.83
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; ankle/foot F312 $130.32
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; above knee F315 $195.61
Traction and training devices (eg. HAV splints) F331  
FOOTWEAR – F008, F025, F019 & F037 to be charged as consultations
PODIATRIC SURGERY (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Foreign body removal (subcutaneous) F429# $203.65
Foreign body removal (deep to deep fascia) F430 $432.32
Avulsion of toenail F440# $158.83
Excision, benign lesion F445# $329.24
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, partial, for permanent removal F474 $377.74
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, complete, for permanent removal F475 $525.00
Excision or plastic correction of peri-ungual tissue F476 $314.07
Linear repair F492 $168.66
Adjacent tissue transfer F502 $561.64
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (single edge) F546# $191.79
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (total nail) F547# $344.11
Incision of soft tissue abscess (superficial) F561# $47.74
Incision of soft tissue abscess (deep or complicated) F562 $305.42
Percutaneous tenotomy F678 $294.86
Open tenotomy F687 $357.34
Capsulotomy or arthrotomy (exploration, drainage, or dislocation reduction)  F689 $507.48
Ligament / capsular repair (digital) F692 $507.48
Ligament / capsular repair (mid foot / rear foot) F694 $907.79
Plantar fasciotomy F698 $837.90
Plantar fasciectomy F699 $837.90
Neurectomy of peripheral nerve F702 $672.41
Neurolysis of peripheral nerve F703 $614.15
Excision of cyst or small ganglion F704 $403.64
Tenosynovectomy F705 $589.42
Tendon transfer or transplantation (forefoot insertion) F750 $714.37
Tendon transfer or transplantation (rear foot insertion) F752 $827.72
Tenoplasty (digital insertion) F755 $357.34
Tenoplasty (mid foot insertion) F757 $652.52
Tenoplasty (rear foot insertion) F759 $791.04
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (forefoot) F712 $736.82
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (rear foot) F713 $736.82
Primary metatarsal osteectomy F715 $736.82
Lesser metatarsal osteectomy F716 $736.82
Lesser tarsal osteectomy F720 $736.82
Tarsal osteectomy F721 $736.82
Phalangeal osteectomy F725 $574.18
Digital resection (supernumerary or other) F728 $447.56
Tarsal resection F733 $736.82
Excision of accessory ossicle (partial or total) F736 $645.94
Digital arthroplasty F739 $357.47
Metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty F742 $967.02
Excision of tarsal coalition F791 $1,022.54
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F782 $1,069.74
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F783 $1,156.33
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F784 $911.20
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F785 $911.20
Phalangeal osteotomy F786 $911.20
Tarsal osteotomy F787 $1,156.33
Insertion of internal fixation F793 $250.98
Removal of buried wire or screw F794 $288.89
Removal of buried plate or rod F795 $479.13
Metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis F852 $1,049.90
Tarso-metatarsal arthrodesis F854 $1,049.90
Interphalangeal arthrodesis F856 $460.68
Tarsal arthrodesis F857 $1,339.80
Ankle arthrodesis F858 $1,339.80
Subtalar arthroereisis F860 $1,500.00
Bone graft harvest F862 $543.46
Bone graft insertion F863 $786.00
External fixation device for distraction, rotation or angular correction osteotomy F872  
Open reduction internal fixation forefoot F873 $543.46
Open reduction internal fixation rear foot F874 $1,095.90
Arthroscopy F884 $947.83

Fees for podiatry 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.

# Procedures which can be performed by a Podiatrist or a Podiatric Surgeon. All other surgical procedures will only be considered when performed by a Fellow of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.

For face to face podiatry services provided between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
In Room Consultations
Initial consultation  F002 $60.64
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F012 $48.52
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes F014 $72.66
Prolonged consultation – 46 minutes and above F016 $96.90
Out of Rooms Consultations
Initial consultation  F023 $84.83
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F033 $72.66
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes  F034 $96.90
Prolonged consultation F035 $120.97
Biomechanical Examination
Biomechanical Assessment (includes F111, F114, F117) F118 $170.44
Items F101, F104, F111, F114, F115, F116, F117, F121, F141, F142, F145, F147, F148, F163, F361 to be charged as per consultations.
ORTHOMECHANICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURES (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Impressions and Models
Negative impression cast – foot F301 $72.27
Negative impression cast – foot & lower 1/3 of leg F303 $88.54
Prescription Orthoses
Ankle-foot orthosis F201 $515.59
Orthodigital traction device F211 $141.01
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and posting) F221 $261.93
Heel stabiliser, made to plaster model F227 $147.47
Cushioning orthosis F261 $46.06
Pressure relief orthosis F263 $113.10
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and accommodating) F265 $173.69
Moulded thermoplastic orthosis – non cast F267 $131.15
Heel lift F269 $37.84
Interior shoe padding F271 $37.84
Protective device F341  
Prefabricated Orthoses
Heel stabiliser F229 $80.37
Pre-moulded or pre-formed orthosis F240 $131.15
Orthoses Modification and Repairs
Orthosis repair – not otherwise specified   F231* $54.29
Orthosis repair – plain           F381* $32.77
Orthosis cover – with soft tissue supplement F383 $47.65
Orthosis post – forefoot or rear foot F385 $28.08
Prosthetic Devices
Simple digital or partial prosthesis F351 $141.01
Splints
Dennis Browne splint F281 $166.98
Galley splint F282 $219.45
Counter Rotation system F283 $633.24
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; below knee F311 $155.70
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; ankle/foot F312 $127.75
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; above knee F315 $191.76
Traction and training devices (eg. HAV splints) F331  
FOOTWEAR – F008, F025, F019 & F037 to be charged as consultations
PODIATRIC SURGERY (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Foreign body removal (subcutaneous) F429# $199.64
Foreign body removal (deep to deep fascia) F430 $423.80
Avulsion of toenail F440# $155.70
Excision, benign lesion F445# $322.75
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, partial, for permanent removal F474 $370.30
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, complete, for permanent removal F475 $514.66
Excision or plastic correction of peri-ungual tissue F476 $307.88
Linear repair F492 $165.34
Adjacent tissue transfer F502 $550.57
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (single edge) F546# $188.01
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (total nail) F547# $337.33
Incision of soft tissue abscess (superficial) F561# $46.80
Incision of soft tissue abscess (deep or complicated) F562 $299.40
Percutaneous tenotomy F678 $289.05
Open tenotomy F687 $350.30
Capsulotomy or arthrotomy (exploration, drainage, or dislocation reduction)  F689 $497.48
Ligament / capsular repair (digital) F692 $497.48
Ligament / capsular repair (mid foot / rear foot) F694 $889.90
Plantar fasciotomy F698 $821.39
Plantar fasciectomy F699 $821.39
Neurectomy of peripheral nerve F702 $659.16
Neurolysis of peripheral nerve F703 $602.05
Excision of cyst or small ganglion F704 $395.69
Tenosynovectomy F705 $577.81
Tendon transfer or transplantation (forefoot insertion) F750 $700.29
Tendon transfer or transplantation (rear foot insertion) F752 $811.41
Tenoplasty (digital insertion) F755 $350.30
Tenoplasty (mid foot insertion) F757 $639.66
Tenoplasty (rear foot insertion) F759 $775.45
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (forefoot) F712 $722.30
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (rear foot) F713 $722.30
Primary metatarsal osteectomy F715 $722.30
Lesser metatarsal osteectomy F716 $722.30
Lesser tarsal osteectomy F720 $722.30
Tarsal osteectomy F721 $722.30
Phalangeal osteectomy F725 $562.87
Digital resection (supernumerary or other) F728 $438.74
Tarsal resection F733 $722.30
Excision of accessory ossicle (partial or total) F736 $633.21
Digital arthroplasty F739 $350.43
Metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty F742 $947.97
Excision of tarsal coalition F791 $1,002.39
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F782 $1,048.66
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F783 $1,133.55
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F784 $893.25
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F785 $893.25
Phalangeal osteotomy F786 $893.25
Tarsal osteotomy F787 $1,133.55
Insertion of internal fixation F793 $246.03
Removal of buried wire or screw F794 $283.20
Removal of buried plate or rod F795 $469.69
Metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis F852 $1,029.21
Tarso-metatarsal arthrodesis F854 $1,029.21
Interphalangeal arthrodesis F856 $451.60
Tarsal arthrodesis F857 $1,313.40
Ankle arthrodesis F858 $1,313.40
Subtalar arthroereisis F860 $1,470.44
Bone graft harvest F862 $532.75
Bone graft insertion F863 $770.51
External fixation device for distraction, rotation or angular correction osteotomy F872  
Open reduction internal fixation forefoot F873 $532.75
Open reduction internal fixation rear foot F874 $1,074.31
Arthroscopy F884 $929.15

Fees for podiatry 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.

# Procedures which can be performed by a Podiatrist or a Podiatric Surgeon. All other surgical procedures will only be considered when performed by a Fellow of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.