Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 80000

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M6 - Psychological Therapy Services

Professional attendance for the purpose of providing psychological assessment and therapy for a mental disorder by a clinical psychologist registered with Medicare Australia as meeting the credentialing requirements for provision of this service, lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 50 minutes, where the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, as part of a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or as part of a shared care plan; or referred by a medical practitioner (including a general practitioner, but not a specialist or consultant physician) who is managing the patient under a referred psychiatrist assessment and management plan; or referred by a specialist or consultant physician in the practice of his or her field of psychiatry or paediatrics.

These therapies are time limited, being deliverable in up to ten planned sessions in a calendar year (including services to which items 283 to 287; 2721 to 2727; 80000 to 80015; 80100 to 80115; 80125 to 80140; 80150 to 80165 apply).

(Professional attendance at consulting rooms)

Fee: $105.45 Benefit: 85% = $89.65

(See para MN.6.1 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $316.35

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Provision of Psychological Therapy Services by Clinical Psychologists - (Items 80000 TO 80021)


The Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative commenced on 1 November 2006.  Under the Better Access initiative MBS items provide Medicare benefits for the following allied mental health services:

  • psychological therapy (items 80000 to 80021) - provided by eligible clinical psychologists; and
  • focussed psychological strategies - allied mental health (items 80100 to 80171) - provided by eligible psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers.

Related Items: 80000 80005 80010 80015 80020


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