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 Occupational Therapy Fees & Rebates


 

Our Toowoomba based paediatric occupational therapists offer a range of services designed to help your child learn and play.

There are several ways to receive full funding or partial reimbursement for the cost of occupational therapy services. These include:

  • NDIS

  • Medicare

  • Autism Early Intervention (AEI) Funding

 

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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is now up and running in the Toowoomba Region. As a registered NDIS service provider we provide occupational therapy services to eligible NDIS Participants that have occupational therapy and/or assessment included in their NDIS Plan. Our occupational therapists are able to offer the following services to our NDIS clients:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy Assessment including:

o   Functional Assessments

o   Developmental Assessments

  • Early Intervention

  • Parent Education 

There are no out of pocket expenses for seeing an occupational therapist using your NDIS funding at our practice. We accept NDIS participants that are:

  • NDIA Managed (Agency Managed)

  • Plan Managed

  • Self-Managed 

Once you have decided how much of your NDIS funding you wish to allocate towards your occupational therapy services, all you will need to do is sign an NDIS Service Agreement and you’re good to go.

 

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Medicare

Medicare provides rebates for occupational therapy services through the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) and Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiatives. The most common Medicare referral pathway for seeing an occupational therapist is the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Initiative. The CDM initiative enables you to receive rebates for up to 5 sessions per calendar year. You will need to obtain a Chronic Disease Management Plan from you GP before being able to access the rebates provided by the CDM Initiative.

To access rebates through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative you will need a current GP Mental Health Treatment Plan which can be obtained through, you guessed it, your general practitioner. This will allow you to claim up to 10 sessions per the calendar year.


Occupational Therapist Fee Schedules