Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note MN.6.1

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Provision of Psychological Therapy Services by Clinical Psychologists

MN.6.2 to MN.6.5 provide information on Individual Psychological Therapy services delivered by clinical psychologists. These notes are also applicable for video and phone equivalent MBS items.

For information on Group Focussed Psychological Strategies services see MN.6.7.


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 - provided by eligible clinical psychologists; and
  • focussed psychological strategies - allied mental health - provided by eligible psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers.


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