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This Determination amends the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2011 to cap the number of individual and group Psychological Therapy services and Focused Psychological Strategies services for which a person can receive medicare rebates under the 'Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative' in a calendar year to 10, and increases fees for allied health services from 1 November 2011 due to annual indexation.
Administered by: Health
Made 18 Oct 2011
Registered 26 Oct 2011
Tabled HR 31 Oct 2011
Tabled Senate 31 Oct 2011
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2)

Health Insurance Act 1973

I, Dr Richard Bartlett, First Assistant Secretary, Medical Benefits Division, Department of Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 3C (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated:  18 October 2011

DR RICHARD BARTLETT

 

1            Name of Determination

This Determination is the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services)

Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2).

 

2            Commencement

This Determination commences on 1 November 2011.

 

3            Amendment of Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2011

Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services)

Determination 2011.

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule 1 - Amendments

(section 3)                             

 

 

[1]         Subsection 4(1), definition of CPD year, paragraph (a)

              omit:

              this Determination

              insert:

the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 1)

 

[2]         Subsection 4(1), definition of GP Mental Health Treatment Plan  

substitute:

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan, for a patient, means:

(a)  a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan for the patient made before 1 November 2011 to which item 2702 or 2710 of the general medical services table as in force on 31 October 2011 applies; or

(b)  a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan for the patient to which item 2700, 2701, 2715 or    2717 of the general medical services table applies.

 

[3]         Section 6, Limitation on certain items

substitute:

6         Limitation on certain individual items

 

(1)          For any particular patient, an item mentioned in subsection (2) applies in a calendar year only if the service described in the item is one of the first 10 relevant services provided to the patient in the calendar year.

 

(2)          The items are items 80000, 80005, 80010, 80015, 80100, 80105, 80110, 80115, 80125, 80130, 80135, 80140, 80150, 80155, 80160 and 80165 in Schedule 2.

 

(3)          In this section, relevant service means a service to which any of items 2721 to 2727 of the general medical services table, or items 80000 to 80015, 80100 to 80115, 80125 to 80140, or 80150 to 80165 in Schedule 2, apply.

 

 

 

 

 

[4]         After Section 6

insert:

6A      Limitation on certain group items

(1)          For any particular patient, an item mentioned in subsection (2) applies in a calendar year only if the service described in the item is one of the first 10 services mentioned in items in subsection (2) provided to the patient in the calendar year.

 

(2)          The items are items 80020, 80120, 80145 and 80170 in Schedule 2.

 

[5]       Schedule 2, Part 2, Services and fees - psychological therapy and focussed psychological strategies, item 80000

omit:

sections 7, 8 and 9

insert:

sections 6, 7 and 9

 

[6]       Schedule 2, Part 2, Services and fees - psychological therapy and focussed psychological strategies, item 80020

omit:

to a maximum of 12 services (including services to which items 80120, 80145 and 80170 apply) in a calendar year

This item is subject to sections 7 and 9

insert:

This item is subject to sections 6A, 7 and 9

 

[7]       Schedule 2, Part 2, Services and fees - psychological therapy and focussed psychological strategies, item 80120

omit:

to a maximum of 12 services (including services to which items 80120, 80145 and 80170 apply) in a calendar year

This item is subject to sections 7 and 9

insert:

This item is subject to sections 6A, 7 and 9

 

 

 

 

[8]       Schedule 2, Part 2, Services and fees - psychological therapy and focussed psychological strategies, item 80145

omit:

to a maximum of 12 services (including services to which items 80120, 80145 and 80170 apply) in a calendar year

This item is subject to sections 7 and 9

insert:

This item is subject to sections 6A, 7 and 9

 

[9]       Schedule 2, Part 2, Services and fees - psychological therapy and focussed psychological strategies, item 80170

omit:

to a maximum of 12 services (including services to which items 80120, 80145 and 80170 apply) in a calendar year

This item is subject to sections 7 and 9

insert:

This item is subject to sections 6A, 7 and 9

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule 2 – Amendments

(section 3)   

 

 

[1]       Schedule 2, Parts 1 – 6, items 10950 to 82035

 

For each item mentioned in column 1 of the table, omit the specified fee and insert the fee in column 2 of the table corresponding to that item.

 

 

Item

Fee

10950

$61.10

10951

$61.10

10952

$61.10

10953

$61.10

10954

$61.10

10956

$61.10

10958

$61.10

10960

$61.10

10962

$61.10

10964

$61.10

10966

$61.10

10968

$61.10

10970

$61.10

80000

$97.90

80005

$122.35

80010

$143.70

80015

$168.15

80020

$36.50

80100

$69.35

80105

$94.35

80110

$97.90

80115

$122.95

80120

$25.00

80125

$61.10

80130

$86.05

80135

$86.30

80140

$111.25

80145

$21.95

80150

$61.10

80155

$86.05

80160

$86.30

80165

$111.25

80170

$21.95

81000

$71.80

81005

$71.80

81010

$71.80

81100

$78.35

81105

$19.55

81110

$78.35

81115

$19.55

81120

$78.35

81125

$19.55

82000

$97.90

82005

$86.30

82010

$86.30

82015

$97.90

82020

$86.30

82025

$86.30

82030

$86.30

82035

$86.30

81300

$61.10

81305

$61.10

81310

$61.10

81315

$61.10

81320

$61.10

81325

$61.10

81330

$61.10

81335

$61.10

81340

$61.10

81345

$61.10

81350

$61.10

81355

$61.10

81360

$61.10

 

 

 

Note

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