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M18 - Allied health telehealth and phone services
3 - Occupational therapist focussed psychological strategies telehealth services

Focussed psychological strategies health service provided by telehealth attendance by an eligible occupational therapist if:

(a) the person is referred by:

(i)  a medical practitioner, either as part of a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or as part of a psychiatrist assessment and management plan; or

(ii) a specialist or consultant physician specialising in the practice of his or her field of psychiatry; or

(iii) a specialist or consultant physician specialising in the practice of his or her field of paediatrics; and

(b)  the service is provided to the person individually; and

(c)  at the completion of a course of treatment, the referring medical practitioner reviews the need for a further course of treatment; and

(d)  on the completion of the course of treatment, the eligible occupational therapist gives a written report to the referring medical practitioner on assessments carried out, treatment provided and recommendations on future management of the person’s condition; and

(e)  the service is at least 50 minutes in duration


Fee: $96.30 Benefit: 85% = $81.90

(See para AN.0.30, MN.7.1 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $288.90

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