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Rates for medical and allied health treatment

For: Service providers Information seekers

We provide guidance on the upper limit for fees for medical and allied health treatment.


The referenced fees are considered appropriate in respect to the cost of medical treatment under the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act).

Claims managers are not bound by these fees and can determine the amount they consider appropriate for medical treatment. See our Scheme guidance – Appropriate cost of medical treatment (PDF, 130.5 KB).

The rates are reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Medical treatment rates

The upper limit fees for medical treatment services provided by legally qualified medical practitioners is set by reference to the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Fees list. This list can be purchased from Australian Medical Association.

Legally qualified medical practitioners include general practitioners (GPs), specialists and surgeons.

GST rebates cannot be claimed for medical services, but can be claimed for medical reports or case conferences. For more information on why medical services are exempt, see the Australian Taxation Office.

Allied health rates

The list of allied health rates below provides guidance on the upper limit fees for allied health treatment. The list is not exhaustive.

If you are seeking reimbursement for allied health treatment provided in relation to a compensable condition, and the service is not listed, call us on 1300 366 979 for more information.

Telehealth rates and codes

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have introduced temporary item codes to allow allied health providers to deliver services via telehealth. These item codes can be used for the reasonable treatment of an employee with a work-related injury or illness.

See the Telehealth Allied Health Rates and Codes guide (PDF, 126.5 KB) for upper limit fees for allied health treatment via telehealth.

If you are seeking reimbursement for a telehealth service provided for a compensable injury or illness, and the service is not listed, call Comcare on 1300 366 979 for more information.

Acupuncture rates

Acupuncture rates – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

1

Acupuncture (up to 30 minutes)

$65.03

2

Acupuncture (31 to 60 minutes)

$118.91

3

Acupuncture (more than 60 minutes)

$175.65

Chiropractic rates

Chiropractic rates: ACTNTNSWQLDTasSAVicWA

Chiropractic rates (ACT) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

C001

Initial consultation (up to 20 minutes)

$96.92

C002

Initial consultation and treatment (up to 30 minutes)

$110.32

C005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$57.18

C006

Extended consultation (15 to 20 minutes)

$80.02

C007

Long consultation (20 to 30 minutes)

$98.07

Chiropractic rates (NT) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

C001

Initial consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$98.04

C002

Initial consultation and treatment (16 to 30 minutes)

$111.99

C005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$55.74

C006

Standard long consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$78.23

Chiropractic rates (NSW) – in effect from 1 January 2020

ItemDescriptionRate

16

Initial consultation and treatment

$98.30

17

Standard consultation and treatment

$83.30

19

Standard consultation or treatment of 2 distinct areas

$148.30

2

Complex consultation

$166.30

Chiropractic rates (QLD) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

QC021

Initial consultation

$86.00

QC313

Initial consultation – complex – multi areas

$129.00

QC108

Subsequent consultation – level A

$58.00

QC006

Subsequent Consultation – level B – 1 area

$77.00

QC101

Subsequent Consultation – level C – 2 areas

$111.00

QC102

Subsequent Consultation – level D – 3 or more areas

$147.00

Chiropractic rates (TAS) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

C101

Initial consultation or exam (up to 15 minutes)

$53.90

C102

Initial consultation or exam (up to 30 minutes)

$94.30

C1005

Standard consultation (up to 15 minutes)

$53.90

C1006

Standard consultation (15 to 30 minutes)

$80.80

C1004

Consultation, re-examination and treatment

$94.30

Chiropractic rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

CH002

Initial consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$66.50

CH003

Initial consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$115.90

CH042

Subsequent consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$52.60

CH043

Subsequent consultation (more than 30 minutes). Limited to complex cases e.g. major trauma.

$108.10

Chiropractic rates (VIC) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

CR100

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$71.24

CR101

Brief consultation – selective review, examination and treatment

$22.72

CR102

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment

$50.08

CR105

Restricted consultation – history, examination and complex treatment for workers with specific injuries.

$85.81

CR109

Review consultation on request by employer – history and examination

$56.72

CR120

Initial consultation – home or work – history, examination and treatment

$68.55

CR121

Brief consultation – home or work – selective review, examination and treatment

$34.81

CR122

Standard consultation – home or work - history, examination and treatment

$57.39

CR123

Long consultation – home or work – history, examination and complex treatment or treatment of two distinct areas or conditions

$103.28

CR124

Extended consultation – home or work – history, examination and treatment of three distinct areas

$133.58

Chiropractic rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial Consultation–Rooms

$69.40

1

Subsequent Consultation–Rooms

$57.90

Massage rates

Massage rates – in effect from 1 July 2019. These rates are inclusive of GST.

ItemDescriptionRate

1

Initial consultation (up to 45 minutes)

$73.68

2

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$58.75

3

Extend consultation (up to 45 minutes)

$73.68

4

Long consultation (60 minutes)

$91.53

Occupational therapy rates

Occupational Therapy: SAQLDVicWA

Occupational therapy rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

OT105

Initial consultation per hour

$185.40

OT205

Subsequent consultation per hour

$185.40

Occupational therapy rates (QLD) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

QW015

Initial consultation

$86.00

QW020

Initial consultation – complex – multiple areas

$129.00

QW017

Subsequent consultation – level A

$58.00

QW016

Subsequent consultation – level B

$77.00

QW288

Subsequent consultation – level C

$111.00

QW289

Subsequent Consultation – level D

$147.00

Occupational therapy (VIC) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

VW600

Initial standard consultation (up to 60 minutes)

$61.04

VW601

Initial comprehensive consultation (more than 60 minutes)

$111.33

VW02R

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$49.14

VW02H

Standard consultation (up to 30 minutes – at home, hospital, work)

$71.77

Occupational therapy rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

WW11

Brief consultation

$29.85

WW03

Short consultation (up to 30 minutes)

$60.05

WW04

Standard consultation (30 to 45 minutes)

$99.08

WW05

Extended consultation (45 to 60 minutes)

$148.50

WW06

Extended consultation (more than 60 minutes)

$198.20

Osteopathy rates

Osteopathy rates – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

AOA3

Initial consultation or treatment (30 to 65 minutes)

$175.64

AOA5

Consultation or treatment (up to 30 minutes)

$117.66

AOA6

Consultation or treatment (31 to 50 minutes)

$135.74

Physiotherapy rates

Physiotherapy rates: ACTNTNSWQLDTasSAVicWA

Physiotherapy rates (ACT) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial consultation and treatment

$94.05

16

Initial consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$142.05

1

Standard consultation and treatment

$80.46

5

Standard consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$120.24

13

Complex treatment

$159.27

9

Group or class Intervention

$56.45

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$84.75

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$84.75

Physiotherapy rates (NT) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

PA001

Initial consultation – one area, level 1 physiotherapist

$120.74

PA003

Initial consultation – one area, level 2 physiotherapist

$151.00

PB001

Standard consultation – one area, level 1 physiotherapist

$61.91

PB003

Standard consultation – one area, level 2 physiotherapist

$77.51

PL001

Standard complex level 1 – 60 minutes

$181.98

PL003

Standard complex level 2 – 60 minutes

$227.49

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$84.75

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$84.75

Physiotherapy rates (NSW) – in effect from 1 January 2020

ItemDescriptionRate

2

Initial consultation and treatment

$98.30

12

Initial consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$148.30

1

Standard consultation and treatment

$83.30

3

Standard consultation and treatment of two distinct areas

$125.50

14

Complex treatment

$166.30

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28
(from 1 July 2018)

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28
(from 1 July 2018)

Physiotherapy rates (QLD) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

WC021

Initial consultation

$87.00

WC313

Initial consultation (multiple area) - two or more separate injuries or conditions are assessed and treated

$129.00

WC108

Subsequent consultation (level A) – selective review of treatment of exercise program where a standard consultation (level B) is not required

$58.00

WC006

Subsequent consultation (level B) – standard consultation, management of one area or condition

$77.00

WC101

Subsequent consultation (level C) – two entirely separate injuries or conditions are treated

$111.00

WC102

Subsequent consultation (level D) – more than two separate injuries or conditions treated

$147.00

WC106

Group hydro or exercise sessions per person per hour – maximum eight persons per group

$47.00

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28

Physiotherapy rates (SA) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

PT108

Initial consultation – involving history, assessment and treatment

$83.50

PT210

Standard subsequent consultation – Involving re-assessment and treatment

$68.00

PT212

Long subsequent consultation – involving re-assessment and treatment of complex injuries

$92.90

PT415

Individual aquatic session

$65.00

PT420

Group aquatic session – maximum eight persons per group

$27.20

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28

Physiotherapy rates (TAS) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

P1

Initial consultation – one area

$85.40

P2

Initial consultation – two areas

$128.50

P4

Standard consultation – one area

$68.35

P5

Standard consultation – two areas

$102.55

P8

Complex consultation – requiring more than 45 mins direct contact

$170.90

P110

Group consultation – aquatic or exercise session (up to 5 patients per group)

$43.15

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28

Physiotherapy rates (VIC) – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

PY100

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$116.67

PY102

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment.

$58.33

PY132

Hydrotherapy standard consultation – history, examination and treatment

$58.33

PY105

Restricted consultation – history, examination and complex treatment for workers with specific injuries

$116.67

PY135

Group hydro or exercise session

$29.17

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28

Physiotherapy rates (WA) – in effect from 1 November 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

PA001

Initial consultation – history, examination and treatment

$87.85

PB001

Standard consultation – history, examination and treatment of one are or condition

$70.55

PC001

Treatment – two distinct areas

$89.15

PHYST1

Consult with treatment notification plan

$86.28

PHYSR2

Consult with review treatment plan

$86.28

Psychology rates

Psychology rates – in effect from 1 July 2019

ItemDescriptionRate

IO1

Initial consultation (1­ to 15 minutes)

$61.00

IO2

Initial consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$119.00

I03

Initial consultation (31 to 45 minutes)

$166.00

IO4

Initial consultation (46 to 60 minutes)

$218.00

IO5

Initial consultation (61 to 75 minutes)

$267.00

IO6

Initial consultation (76 to 90 minutes)

$317.00

IO7

Initial consultation (91 to 120 minutes)

$409.00

SO1

Subsequent consultation (1 to 15 minutes)

$61.00

SO2

Subsequent consultation (16 to 30 minutes)

$119.00

SO3

Subsequent consultation (31 to 45 minutes)

$166.00

SO4

Subsequent consultation (46 to 60 minutes)

$218.00

SO5

Subsequent consultation (61 to 75 minutes)

$267.00

SO6

Subsequent consultation (76 to 90 minutes)

$317.00

SO7

Subsequent consultation (91 to 120 minutes)

$409.00

PSYT1

Psychology and counselling consult with treatment notification plan

$218.00

PSYR2

Psychology and counselling consult with review treatment plan

$218.00

RO3

Report preparation – only applies to reports requested by Comcare (46 to 60 mins)

$241.00

Page last reviewed: 02 December 2019
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Date printed 27 May 2020

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