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M18 - Allied health telehealth and phone services
4 - Social worker focussed psychological strategies telehealth services

Focussed psychological strategies health service provided by telehealth attendance by an eligible social worker 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 social worker 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 20 minutes but less than 50 minutes duration

Fee: $68.20 Benefit: 85% = $58.00

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

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $204.60

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