Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note AN.0.28

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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.0.28

Family Group Therapy (Items 170, 171, 172)

These items refer to family group therapy supervised by general practitioner, specialist or consultant physician (other than consultant psychiatrists). To be used, these items require that a formal intervention with a specific therapeutic outcome, such as improved family function and/or communication, is undertaken. Other types of group attendances do not attract benefits. It should be noted that only one fee applies in respect of each group of patients.

Related Items: 170 171 172


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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

170

170 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Aug-1987
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2019
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Professional attendance for the purpose of group therapy of not less than 1 hour in duration given under the direct continuous supervision of a general practitioner, specialist or consultant physician (other than a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty of psychiatry) involving members of a family and persons with close personal relationships with that family-each group of 2 patients

Fee: $122.35 Benefit: 75% = $91.80 100% = $122.35

(See para AN.0.5, AN.0.28 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

171

171 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Aug-1987
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2019
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Professional attendance for the purpose of group therapy of not less than 1 hour in duration given under the direct continuous supervision of a general practitioner, specialist or consultant physician (other than a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty of psychiatry) involving members of a family and persons with close personal relationships with that family-each group of 3 patients

Fee: $128.90 Benefit: 75% = $96.70 100% = $128.90

(See para AN.0.5, AN.0.28 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

172

172 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Aug-1987
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2019
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Professional attendance for the purpose of group therapy of not less than 1 hour in duration given under the direct continuous supervision of a general practitioner, specialist or consultant physician (other than a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty of psychiatry) involving members of a family and persons with close personal relationships with that family-each group of 4 or more patients

Fee: $156.80 Benefit: 75% = $117.60 100% = $156.80

(See para AN.0.5, AN.0.28 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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