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A8 - Consultant Psychiatrist Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies

Professional attendance of more than 45 minutes in duration at consulting rooms by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty of psychiatry, if:

(a) the attendance follows referral of the patient to the consultant for an assessment or management by a medical practitioner in general practice (including a general practitioner, but not a specialist or consultant physician) or a participating nurse practitioner; and

(b) during the attendance, the consultant:

(i) uses an outcome tool (if clinically appropriate); and

(ii) carries out a mental state examination; and

(iii) makes a psychiatric diagnosis; and

(c) the consultant decides that it is clinically appropriate for the patient to be managed by the referring practitioner without ongoing treatment by the consultant; and

(d) within 2 weeks after the attendance, the consultant:

(i) prepares a written diagnosis of the patient; and

(ii) prepares a written management plan for the patient that:

(A) covers the next 12 months; and

(B) is appropriate to the patient's diagnosis; and

(C) comprehensively evaluates the patient's biological, psychological and social issues; and

(D) addresses the patient's diagnostic psychiatric issues; and

(E) makes management recommendations addressing the patient's biological, psychological and social issues; and

(iii) gives the referring practitioner a copy of the diagnosis and the management plan; and

(iv) if clinically appropriate, explains the diagnosis and management plan, and a gives a copy, to:

(A) the patient; and

(B) the patient's carer (if any), if the patient agrees

Fee: $478.05 Benefit: 85% = $406.35

(See para AN.0.30, AN.40.1 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $500.00

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