Psychologists’ Reference: Psychology Fee Guide

A guide to help psychologists. Click an item number to see more. Have fun!

Medicare

This section was updated on 28-05-2024 for future-dated fees beginning 01-07-2024 (for updates released by Medicare since 28-05-2024, refer to their website).

Psychologist MBS Items

Telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
91183
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
91184
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91200
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
91201
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93013
(20+)
Psychologist attendance under a Chronic Disease Management Plan$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
93029
(30+)
Pregnancy support counselling$83.30
$80.50
$70.85
$68.45
93040
(50+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – diagnostic formulation or management plan (<25 years).*$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93043
(30+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – treatment (<25 years).**$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93061
(20+)
Follow-up allied health services (Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander clients)$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
93118
(20-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
93121
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
* To a patient aged under 25 years to assist with the diagnostic formulation of a suspected neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability or contribute to the patient’s treatment and management plan by the referring practitioner where a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability is confirmed. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.
** Psychology health service to a patient aged under 25 years for the treatment of a diagnosed complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.

Video-conference

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
80121
(60+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant (rural and remote clients)$29.00
$28.00
$24.65
$23.80
80123
(90+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant (rural and remote clients)$39.50
$38.15
$33.60
$32.45
80128
(120+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant (rural and remote clients)$53.65
$51.85
$45.65
$44.10
82367
(60+)
Eating disorder group psychological treatment services per participant (rural and remote clients)$29.00
$28.00
$24.65
$23.80
91169
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
91170
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91174
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
91177
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93000
(20+)
Psychologist attendance under a Chronic Disease Management Plan$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
93026
(30+)
Pregnancy support counselling$83.30
$80.50
$70.85
$68.45
93032
(50+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – diagnostic formulation or management plan (<25 years)*$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93035
(30+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – treatment (<25 years)**$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93048
(20+)
Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander – Follow-up allied health services$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
93084
(20-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
93087
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
* To a patient aged under 25 years to assist with the diagnostic formulation of a suspected neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability or contribute to the patient’s treatment and management plan by the referring practitioner where a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability is confirmed. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.
** Psychology health service to a patient aged under 25 years for the treatment of a diagnosed complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
10968
(20+)
Psychologist attendance under a Chronic Disease Management Plan$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
80100
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
80102
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
80105
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies outside of consulting rooms$109.55
$105.85
$93.15
$90.00
80106
(20-50)
Focussed psychological strategies outside of consulting rooms to a person other than the patient$109.55
$105.85
$93.15
$90.00
80110
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
80112
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
80115
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies outside of consulting rooms$142.75
$137.90
$121.35
$117.25
80116
(50+)
Focussed psychological strategies outside of consulting rooms to a person other than the patient$142.75
$137.90
$121.35
$117.25
80120
(60+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant$29.00
$28.00
$24.65
$23.80
80122
(90+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant$39.50
$38.15
$33.60
$32.45
80127
(120+)
Group focussed psychological strategies per participant$53.65
$51.85
$45.65
$44.10
81000
(30+)
Non-directive pregnancy support counselling$83.30
$80.50
$70.85
$68.45
81355
(20+)
Follow-up allied health services (Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander clients)$70.95
$68.55
$60.35
$58.30
82000
(50+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – diagnostic formulation or management plan (<25 years).*$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
82015
(30+)
Neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability psychology health service – treatment (<25 years).**$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
82360
(20-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$80.55
$77.85
$68.50
$66.20
82362
(20-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment outside of consulting rooms$109.55
$105.85
$93.15
$90.00
82363
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
82365
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment outside of consulting rooms$142.75
$137.90
$121.35
$117.25
82366
(60+)
Eating disorder group psychological treatment per participant$29.00
$28.00
$24.65
$23.80
* To a patient aged under 25 years to assist with the diagnostic formulation of a suspected neurodevelopmental disorder or eligible disability or contribute to the patient’s treatment and management plan by the referring practitioner where a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability is confirmed. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.
** Psychology health service to a patient aged under 25 years for the treatment of a diagnosed complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) or eligible disability. Up to four services may be provided to the same patient on the same day.

Clinical Psychologist MBS Items

Telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
91181
(30-50)
Psychological therapy$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91182
(50+)
Psychological therapy$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
91198
(30-50)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91199
(50+)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
93110
(30-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93113
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05

Video-conference

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
80021
(60+)
Group psychological therapy per participant (rural and remote clients)$42.35
$40.90
$36.00
$34.80
80023
(90+)
Group psychological therapy per participant (rural and remote clients)$57.70
$55.75
$49.05
$47.40
80025
(120+)
Group psychological therapy per participant (rural and remote clients)$78.40
$75.75
$66.65
$64.40
82359
(60+)
Eating disorder group psychological treatment per participant (rural and remote clients)$42.35
$40.90
$36.00
$34.80
91166
(30-50)
Psychological therapy$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91167
(50+)
Psychological therapy$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
91168
(30-50)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
91171
(50+)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
93076
(30-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
93079
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
80000
(30-50)
Psychological therapy$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
80002
(30-50)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
80005
(30-50)
Psychological therapy outside of consulting rooms$142.05
$137.25
$120.75
$116.70
80006
(30-50)
Psychological therapy outside of consulting rooms to a person other than the patient$142.05
$137.25
$120.75
$116.70
80010
(50+)
Psychological therapy$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
80012
(50+)
Psychological therapy to a person other than the patient$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
80015
(50+)
Psychological therapy outside of consulting rooms$195.20
$188.60
$165.95
$160.35
80016
(50+)
Psychological therapy outside of consulting rooms to a person other than the patient$195.20
$188.60
$165.95
$160.35
80020
(60+)
Group psychological therapy per participant$42.35
$40.90
$36.00
$34.80
80022
(90+)
Group psychological therapy per participant$57.70
$55.75
$49.05
$47.40
80024
(120+)
Group psychological therapy per participant$78.40
$75.75
$66.65
$64.40
82352
(30-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$113.65
$109.80
$96.65
$93.35
82354
(30-50)
Eating disorder psychological treatment outside of consulting rooms$142.05
$137.25
$120.75
$116.70
82355
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment$166.85
$161.20
$141.85
$137.05
82357
(50+)
Eating disorder psychological treatment outside of consulting rooms$195.20
$188.60
$165.95
$160.35
82358
(60+)
Eating disorder group psychological treatment per participant$42.35
$40.90
$36.00
$34.80

Mental Health Case Conference MBS Items

These items are not specific to a type of Allied Health Professional discipline; Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists can use them along with some other types of Allied Health Professionals approved by Medicare.

Case conferences must be organised by a medical practitioner, and the participating provider must be invited to attend by the organising practitioner. The case conference must involve at least two other members of the multidisciplinary case conference team providing different kinds of treatment to the patient (some exceptions may apply to the ‘different kinds of treatment’ rule). The case conference of at least three people must include a medical practitioner. This information is provided with no warranty or guarantee of accuracy. A combination of face-to-face, video-conference and telephone attendance is allowed. See the item number notes on MBS online for associated notes.

Face-to-face, video-conference and/or telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionSchedule fee (SF)Benefit
85% of SF
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
80176
(15-20)
Mental health case conference attendance*$55.65
$53.75
$47.35
$45.70
80177
(20-40)
Mental health case conference attendance*$95.45
$92.20
$81.15
$78.40
80178
(40+)
Mental health case conference attendance*$158.80
$153.45
$135
$130.45
10955
(15-20)
Chronic disease management: community case conference or multidisciplinary case conference in a RACF**$55.65
$53.75
$47.35
$45.70
10957
(20-40)
Chronic disease management: community case conference or multidisciplinary case conference in a RACF**$95.45
$92.20
$81.15
$78.40
10959
(40+)
Chronic disease management: community case conference or multidisciplinary case conference in a RACF**$158.80
$153.45
$135
$130.45
* The fact sheet here states that these items can be utilised for ‘autism, pervasive developmental disorder and disability case conference services’ and ‘eligible disability case conference services’, yet as of 25-05-2024, this is not reflected on the MBS item number explanatory notes. These items can be accessed when utilised for autism, pervasive developmental disorders and eligible disability case conference purposes if the patient is under 25, not under age 13.
** Residential aged care facility (RACF). For clarity, according to the MBS description of these items, a ‘community case conference’ does not need to be in a RACF, but a ‘multidisciplinary case conference’ does.

Traffic Accidents

Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Victoria

This section was last updated on 18-06-2024 (for updates since, see the TAC).

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) does not appear to have different pricing based on psychologist endorsement, although there are items specifically for neuropsychology. The Victorian TAC notes here that “a GST registered provider should not add GST on top of the Maximum Payment Rate as an allowance for it is already included where applicable”.

Video-conference or telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
90000T
(60)
Consultation$197.27
$190.03
90001T
(60)
Family counselling$197.27
$190.03

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
90000
(60)
Consultation$197.27
$190.03
90001
(60)
Family counselling$197.27
$190.03
90007
(60)
Group consultation$50.89
$49.02

Documents

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
TSP010Standard report$325.66
$313.71
90010
(60)
Travelling for treatment (pro-rata in units of 15 mins)$197.27
$190.03
90011
(60)
Travel time claimed in association to an assessment of a client which is carried out at TAC’s request)*$217.14
$209.17
90050Mental health treatment plan*$166.02
$159.93
90060Mental health (Neuropsychology) treatment plan*$221.37
$213.25
90070Mental health (e-Therapy) This Way Up Clinic package$71.59
$68.96
* Includes a 10% allowance for GST as TAC believes these are taxable supplies.

Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) TAS

Please note this has been put together through cursory research and does not come with a guarantee of accuracy. The MAIB advised when contacting them some time ago that they pay based on the rates set by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) National Schedule of Recommended Fees (member walled). We do not know if this has changed since, and we recommend asking them directly.

NSW CTP schemes

This section was last updated on 29-06-2024 (see SIRA for updates since).

The applicable law for motor accidents depends on the date of the incident:

There are differences between these schemes that can be read about here. You will want to be sure that you take into account any difference between the schemes contextual to the information provided below. Remember, the information on this page is provided in good faith without guarantee of accuracy. Contact SIRA to be sure.

There are no gazette rates of allied health practitioners, including psychologists, under the NSW CTP schemes except for the initial Allied Health Recovery Request (AHRR). Service codes do apply and are listed below. Rates should be agreed upon with the CTP insurer before treatment commences.

Video-conference, telephone, or face to face

ItemDescriptionFee
401Consultation*Neg’
501Case management including case conferencesNeg’
* Includes interpreter costs.

Documentation and travel

ItemDescriptionFee
Initial Allied Health Recovery Request (AHRR)*$42.2#
503TravelNeg’
505ReportNeg’
* Only the initial AHRR is payable; # Excludes GST, if any.

Worker’s Compensation

WorkSafe Victoria

This section was last updated on 22-06-2024 (see WorkSafe Victoria for updates since).

WorkSafe Victoria notes here that fees are exclusive of GST. Further, “WorkSafe Victoria will pay the GST component in addition to the maximum fee. Providers should provide a tax invoice where amounts are subject to GST”. The amounts listed below do not include GST components, whether applicable or not.

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
FAM01
(60)
Family counselling following a prescribed injury$187.66
FAM02
(60)
Family counselling following a death$187.66
PS100
(60)
Group consultation per participant*$48.94
$47.09
PS600Return to work case conference*$121.88
$117.28
PS602
(60)
Consultation$195.02
$187.66
PS603
(60)
Neuropsychology consultation$195.02
$187.66
PS612
(60)
Initial psychology consultation$195.02
PS613
(60)
Initial neuropsychology consultation$195.02
PS622
(30)
Consultation$97.51
PS623
(30)
Neuropsychology consultation$97.51
PS632
(90)
Consultation$292.52
PS633
(90)
Neuropsychology consultation$292.52
PS700Treatment and recovery planning conference*$121.88
* Also listed in the neuropsychology fee section under the same item number.

Video-Conference or telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
FAM01T
(60)
Family counselling following a prescribed injury$187.66
FAM02T
(60)
Family counselling following a death$187.66
PS100T
(60)
Group consultation per participant*$48.94
PS602T
(60)
Consultation$195.02
$187.66
PS600TReturn to work case conference*$121.88
$117.25
PS603T
(60)
Neuropsychology consultation$195.02
$187.66
PS612T
(60)
Initial psychology consultation$195.02
PS613T
(60)
Initial neuropsychology consultation$195.02
PS622T
(30)
Consultation$97.51
PS623T
(30)
Neuropsychology consultation$97.51
PS632T
(90)
Consultation$292.52
PS633T
(90)
Neuropsychology consultation$292.52
PS700TTreatment and recovery planning conference*$121.88
* Also listed in the neuropsychology fee section under the same item number.

Documentation

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
PS109Treatment review form completion*$195.02
$187.66
PS604Treatment planning form completion*$195.02
$187.66
* Also listed in the neuropsychology fee section under the same item number.

iCare NSW

This section was last updated on 10-02-2024 (see iCare for updates since).

Where the maximum is listed in the description, you may multiply the rate per the number of minutes to work out your invoiced amount. For more information, click on the item number itself and read the item description in the linked PDF. Items that may have GST charged in addition to the price listed where applicable are denoted.

Video-conference or telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
PSY301
(60)
Initial consultation*$259.9
PSY302
(60)
Consultation*$217
* Psychologists may add GST in addition to this maximum fee where applicable (this is unlikely to be the case for treatment items – this is not financial advice).

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
PSY001
(60)
Initial consultation*$259.9
PSY002
(60)
Subsequent consultation and treatment*$217
PSY006Group/class intervention (per participant)*$64.9
PSY007Trauma focused psychological treatmentNeg’
* Psychologist may add GST in addition to this maximum fee where applicable (this is unlikely to be the case for treatment items – this is not financial advice).

Documentation and travel

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
PSY004
(60)
Case conference (pre-approval required if more than 2 hours)*$217
PSY005
(per KM)
* Travel**78¢
PSY003
(60)
Report writing$217.2
PSY020Incidental expenses (above $110 per claim requires approval)Cost price + postage
WCO005Providing copies of clinical notes and records where clinical records are maintained electronically (flat fee* including postage and handling)**$65.3
WCO005Providing copies of clinical notes and records where clinical records are kept in hard copy* (includes postage and handling); add an additional $1.40+GST per page from page 34 and above**$41.4
OAS003Submission of a first Allied Health Recovery Request (AHRR) only*$42.2
OAS004Submission of a first subsequent Certificate of Capacity only*$42.2
* Psychologists may add GST in addition to this maximum fee. ** Pre-approval required or at request. *** Pre-approval is required in some circumstances. Read the item number description on the PDF by clicking on the item number to read more.

WorkCover Queensland

This section was last updated on 29-06-2024 (see WorkCover QLD for updates since)

All rates listed for WorkCover Queensland do not include GST, which may be charged in addition to the fees listed in the tables below if applicable.

Video conference or face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
400088
(60)
Initial consultation#$260
$250
400095
(60)
Consultation$260
$250
400184
(60)
Critical incident debriefing session*$260
$250
400226
(60)
Independent case review*$271
$250
400091
(60)
Neuropsychology assessment*##$260
$250
* Pre-approval required or at request. # Maximum of two hours of direct contact and test scoring time. ## Four to five hours of direct contact and test scoring time.

Documentation, travel, expenses, and communications

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
300079
(3-10)
Communication$36
$35
300100
(11-20)
Communication$73
$70
300082
(60)
Case conference#$217
$209
300086Progress report#$73
$70
1000237Standard report#$184
$177
1000238
(60)
Comprehensive report##$217
$209
300092
(60)
Travel for treatment#$161
$155
300093Copies of patient records relating to claim (flat fee – add page fees separately)$30
$29
300093Copies of patient records relating to claim per page (charged in addition to the [either $29 or $30 there may be an error on WC QLD table] fee) On WC QLD table it is also listed as $217 per hour. Seeking clarification. Interpret with caution.
300094Incidental expenses ($83 for incidentals and $242 in total for supportive devices per claim)#Cost
300295
(60)
External case management#$217
$209
# Pre-approval required or at request. ## Hours to be negotiated with the insurer.

Comcare

This section was last updated on 23-07-2023 (for updates since see Comcare).

Comcare notes regarding GST that “rebates cannot be claimed for medical services, it can be claimed for medical reports or case conferences”. Further, “in order for the GST to be paid, you must: have an ABN on your invoice which is registered to collect GST through the ABN website, state clearly on your invoice that you are charging GST, if the GST amount is shown it must be correct”. To see the page this was quoted from click here.

Video-conference or telephone

Comcare notes these telehealth codes are temporary yet do not stipulate an expiry date.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
PO1
(1-15)
Consultation$68.06
PO2
(16-30)
Consultation$132.78
PO3
(31-45)
Consultation$185.21
PO4
(46-60)
Consultation$243.23
PO5
(61-75)
Consultation$297.91
PO6
(76-90)
Consultation$353.69

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
IO1
(1-15)
Initial consultation$68.06
IO2
(16-30)
Initial consultation$132.78
IO3
(31-45)
Initial consultation$185.21
IO4
(46-60)
Initial consultation$243.23
IO5
(61-75)
Initial consultation$297.91
IO6
(76-90)
Initial consultation$353.69
IO7
(91-120)
Initial consultation$456.34
SO1
(1-15)
Consultation$68.06
SO2
(16-30)
Consultation$132.78
SO3
(31-45)
Consultation$185.21
SO4
(46-60)
Consultation$243.23
SO5
(61-75)
Consultation$297.91
SO6
(76-90)
Consultation$353.69
SO7
(91-120)
Consultation$456.34
PSYT1Consultation with treatment plan$243.23
PSYR2Consultation with review treatment plan$243.23

Documentation

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
RO3
(46-60)
Report preparation (only if requested by Comcare)$268.90

Return to Work SA

This section was last updated on 22-06-2024 (see ReturnToWork SA for updates since)

Return to Work SA notes that GST, where applicable, can be charged above the fee stated on the item number. Charges on this list exclude GST; take special consideration if you wish to charge GST for items in which GST is applicable above the amount listed here. Please note that this is not tax advice, and we give no warranty or accept any liability for any information provided here, whether accurate or inaccurate. We encourage you to liaise with Return to Work SA for up-to-date and accurate information.

Video conference, telephone, or face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
PS200
(60)
Initial consultation*$242.40
$228.7
PS220
(60)
Consultation*$242.40
$228.7
PS230
(60)
Psychological assessment**$242.40
$228.7
PS232
(60)
Neuropsychological assessment and report**$242.40
$228.7
PS240
(60)
Interview with a person(s) other than a worker*$242.40
$228.7
PS250Group therapy (2-15 persons)$48.00
$45.30
PS256Workplace visit$242.40
$228.7
* Maximum allowed for one session is 90 minutes which in 23-24 totals $343.05; ** Maximum allowed time is 120 minutes which in 23-24 totals $457.4

Documentation, travel, expenses, and communications

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
PSMPPsychology management plan$60.70
$57.30
PS780
(60)
Independent clinical assessment and report$242.40
$228.70
PS552
(30)
Telephone calls*$121.2
$114.35
PS820Treating psychology summary report$242.40
$228.70
PS810
(60)
Treating psychology comprehensive report**$242.40
$228.70
PS870
(60)
Case conference$242.40
$228.70
CURAPEquipment, therapeutic aids and appliances***
PS905
(60)
Travel$205.70
$194.10
* Maximum allowable is 30 minutes, so this has been used as the fee amount; ** Maximum allowable is 4 hours, which in 23-24 totals $914.8; *** Reasonable cost.

WA WorkCover

This section was last updated on 02-07-2024. (see WA WorkCover for updates since). Should GST apply to an item, WA WorkCover states that it can be charged in addition to the fee listed in the tables below.

Psychologist Items

WA WorkCover states they require a psychologist providing psychology services under their auspices to be an AHPRA fully registered psychologist.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees in this table commence on 01-07-2024
PSY01
(60)
Initial consultation$223
PSY02
(60)
Consultation$223
PSY03
(60)
Report*$223
PSY04
(6)
Communication**$22.2
PSY05
(6)
Health service case conference$22.2
PSY06
(60)
Travel$177.35
* Maximum allowable is 3 hours without prior approval from the insurer, exclusive of GST, if any.
** Maximum of 30 minutes per communication and cumulative maximum duration per claim of 60 minutes. When a maximum cumulative duration has been reached, approval from the insurer is required for further communication. Communication may be via phone or email. Communication cannot be charged where it is between health practitioners within an organisation.

Clinical Psychologist Items

WA WorkCover states they require a psychologist providing clinical psychology services under their auspices to be an AHPRA registered psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees and items in bold commence on 01-07-2024
CLN01
(60)
Initial consultation$303
CLN02
A070
(60)
Consultation$303
$280.65
CLN03
A071
(60)
Report*$303
$280.65
CLN04
(6)
Communication**$22.2
CLN05
(6)
Health service case conference$22.2
CLN06
(60)
Travel$177.35
* Maximum allowable is 3 hours without prior approval from the insurer, exclusive of GST, if any.
** Maximum of 30 minutes per communication and cumulative maximum duration per claim of 60 minutes. When a maximum cumulative duration has been reached, approval from the insurer is required for further communication. Communication may be via phone or email. Communication cannot be charged where it is between health practitioners within an organisation.

Counselling Psychologist Items

WA WorkCover states they require a psychologist providing counselling psychology services under their auspices to be an AHPRA registered psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in counselling psychology.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees and items in bold commence on 01-07-2024
COU01
(60)
Initial consultation$303
COU02
A080
(60)
Consultation$303
$280.65
COU03
(60)
Report*$303
COU04
(6)
Communication**$22.2
COU05
(6)
Health service case conference$22.2
COU06
(60)
Travel$177.35
* Maximum allowable is 3 hours without prior approval from the insurer, exclusive of GST, if any.
** Maximum of 30 minutes per communication and cumulative maximum duration per claim of 60 minutes. When a maximum cumulative duration has been reached, approval from the insurer is required for further communication. Communication may be via phone or email. Communication cannot be charged where it is between health practitioners within an organisation.

WorkSafe Northern Territory

This section was last updated on 25-06-2023 (for updates since, see WorkSafe NT).

Please note this has been put together through cursory research and does not come with a guarantee of accuracy. Contact WorkSafe Northern Territory for up-to-date information and to clarify. Understanding the billing process for psychological services under the workers’ compensation framework in the Northern Territory can be a bit challenging due to the absence of a defined fee schedule. Unlike other jurisdictions, the Northern Territory does not have a prescribed list of charges for psychologist services. Instead, the territory operates under a privately underwritten scheme where approved insurers and self-insurers manage claims. This means the costs associated with psychological services for individuals on a workers’ compensation claim are not predetermined and do not conform to a specific pricing guide. When it comes to setting fees and invoicing, practitioners are advised to apply their own standard charges for the reasonable cost of service.

Victims of Crime

NSW Victim Services

The NSW Victim Services section is more interpretive than others. It was last updated on 16/04/2023. It is important to interpret this with caution and to direct enquiries directly to NSW Victim Services to verify what information is correct. We do not guarantee the accuracy or provide a warranty for this information.

There are several unique aspects to NSW Victim Services counselling compared to similar schemes’ operations.

  1. NSW Victim Services applies GST to counselling services provided by psychologists who are registered for GST. Whereas many other auspices do not include a GST component by default for similar services. In practice, charging GST is unavoidable for those registered for GST as invoices are created within their own digital system.
  2. NSW Victim Services provides an additional payment of the Superannuation Guarantee on top of the listed rebates below. This is again uncommon in other similar programs interstate.
  3. Approved allied mental health professionals are considered Generalist Counsellors regardless of their discipline so long as they meet NSW Victim Services criteria for approval to work as a Generalist Counsellor.

NSW Victim Services incorporates its fee structure into its Operational Guidelines for Approved Counselors. NSW Victim Services can approve psychologists as Generalist Counselors Tier 1. After three years of consecutive tenure providing Approved Counselling Services, along with several other criteria, they may be considered upon application to become Generalist Counselors Tier 2.

NSW Victim Services provides unique item numbers for individual clients; therefore, none are listed.

Face-to-face, video conference and telephone

Please note that NSW Victim Services allows a minimum of 30 minutes for any counselling consultation and a maximum of two hours; you can apply a pro rata of the amounts in the table below. The Superannuation Guarantee is above the amounts listed in the tables below.

If multiple clients attend one appointment, you are to split invoicing evenly. For example, where two clients attend one hour of counselling together, you charge 30 minutes for each client.

Description
(Mins)
Excl. GST
(Inc. GST)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 1 counselling
(60)
$120
($132)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 2 counselling
(60)
$144
(158.40)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 1 case management*
(60)
$120
($132)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 2 case management*
(60)
$144
($158.40)
Travel (calculated per KM in line with ATO rates)*
Generalist Counsellor Tier 1 counselling no-show#
(30)
$60
($66)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 2 counselling no-show#
(30)
$72
($79.20)
* Approval by NSW Victim Services is required before undertaking this. # Only two no-shows can be charged per client case to a maximum charge of 30 minutes, equivalent to the missed appointment. This can only be charged where the client provides less than 24 hours notice. If a client cancels more than twice per case, you cannot charge a fee to the client or to NSW Victim Services.

Documentation

A maximum of 30 minutes can be claimed for a final report written when discharging a client you have provided services to and for a Certificate of Injury. A Certificate of Injury can be provided when requested by the client.

Description
(Mins)
Excl. GST
(Inc. GST)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 1 Certificate of Injury
(30)
$60
($66)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 2 Certificate of Injury
(30)
$72
($79.20)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 1 Final Report
(30)
$60
($66)
Generalist Counsellor Tier 2 Final Report
(30)
$72
($79.20)

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) VIC

This section was last updated on 22-01-2024 (see the VOCAT for updates since).

The VOCAT does not use item numbers; therefore, none are listed. The fees apply to all awards for counselling made on and after the commencement date and for reports filed on or after the commencement date. All fees listed apply to psychologists; different fees apply to other allied health professionals.

Face-to-face, video conference and telephone

Description
(Mins)
Fee
Individual counselling session
(30)
$125
Individual counselling session
(60)
$210
Individual counselling session
(90)
$305
Group or family counselling session per person to a maximum fee of $220
(30)
$90
Group or family counselling session per person to a maximum fee of $385
(60)
$140
Time spent conducting formal testing that is necessary for the purpose of preparing the report* up to two hours charged at hourly rate
(60)
Sessions where an applicant has failed to attend charged per practice policy#
* See the documentation section below for which fees this applies. It is unclear how this must be conducted. Interpret this fee cautiously in the face-to-face, video conference and telephone sections. # The counsellor must write to the VOCAT within 7 days of the scheduled session advising the date and time of the scheduled session, any notice received by the client of non-attendance and the counsellor’s published cancellation policy.

Documentation

DescriptionFee
First report recommending an award of financial assistance for 5 hours or less of counselling$385
First report recommending an award of financial assistance* for more than 5 hours of counselling**$475-$790
Subsequent report for award of financial assistance recommending financial assistance for further counselling than previously awarded*$385
Assessment report by non-treating psychologist#$475-$790
* up to 2 hours at the authorised hourly rate can be charged in addition to these amounts for time spent conducting formal testing necessary to prepare the report. # Fee includes GST. ** We have not observed specific guidance regarding what constitutes a lower or higher fee on report fee ranges. However, the report fee invoice form 5 asks how many hours were spent writing the report.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

This section was last updated on 29-06-2024 (see the NDIS for updates since).

The National Disability Insurance Scheme stipulates that the price limit includes GST if GST applies to an item. The NDIS does not have separate video conference, telephone, or face-to-face service items.

Capacity building – improved daily living (participants aged 7 and above)

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
15_054_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training in NSW, VIC, QLD or ACT$222.99
$214.41
15_054_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training in WA, SA, NT, or TAS$244.22
$234.83
15_054_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training in a remote area$341.91
$328.76
15_054_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training in a very remote area$366.33
$352.25

Capacity building – improved daily living (participants below age 7)

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
15_001_0118_1_3
(60)
Early childhood supports in NSW, VIC, QLD or ACT$222.99
$214.41
15_001_0118_1_3
(60)
Early childhood supports in WA, SA, NT or TAS$244.22
$234.83
15_001_0118_1_3
(60)
Early childhood supports in remote area$341.91
$328.76
15_001_0118_1_3
(60)
Early childhood supports in a very remote area$366.33
$352.25

Core – assistance with daily life (participants aged 7 and above)

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
01_701_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training supports in NSW, VIC, QLD or ACT$222.99
$214.41
01_701_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training supports in WA, SA, NT or TAS$244.22
$234.83
01_701_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training supports in a remote area$341.91
$328.76
01_701_0128_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training supports in very remote area$366.33
$352.25

Core – assistance with daily life (participants below age 7)

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
01_700_0118_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training (early childhood supports) in NSW, VIC, QLD or ACT$222.99
$214.41
01_700_0118_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training (early childhood supports) in WA, SA, NT or TAS$244.22
$234.83
01_700_0118_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training (early childhood supports) in a remote area$341.91
$328.76
01_700_0118_1_3
(60)
Assessment recommendation therapy or training (early childhood supports) in a very remote area$366.33
$352.25

Improved relationships – specialist behavioural intervention support

Items listed in the table below can also be utilised to claim for provider travel, short notice cancellation of two clear business days, and NDIA-requested reports.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
11_022_0110_7_3
(60)
Behavioural support plan development and intervention or behavioural management plan development and training in NSW, VIC, QLD or ACT$222.99
$214.41
11_022_0110_7_3
(60)
Behavioural support plan development and intervention or behavioural management plan development and training in WA, SA, NT or TAS$244.22
$234.83
11_022_0110_7_3
(60)
Behavioural support plan development and intervention or behavioural management plan development and training in a remote area$341.91
$328.76
11_022_0110_7_3
(60)
Behavioural support plan development and intervention or behavioural management plan development and training in a very remote area$366.33
$352.25

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

Section last updated on 29-06-2024 (refer to DVA for updates since).

Psychologist DVA Items

Telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US41
(20-50)
Consultation$112.95
$109.10
US42
(50+)
Consultation$159.55
$154.15

Video-conference

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US19
(20-50)
Consultation$112.95
$109.10
US20
(50+)
Consultation$159.55
$154.15
US54
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy*$239.45
$231.35
* Treatment cycle referral arrangements do not apply to trauma focussed therapy. Up to 8 sessions can be provided without prior financial authorisation. After 8 sessions, a Case Review (US17) must be provided to DVA, and financial authorisation must be obtained before providing more trauma focussed therapy items.

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionAmount
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US11
(20-50)
Consultation in rooms$112.95
$109.10
US12
(20-50)
Consultation out of rooms$153.85
$148.60
US13
(20-50)
Consultation at a public hospital#$153.85
$148.60
US14
(50+)
Consultation in rooms$159.55
$154.15
US15
(50+)
Consultation out of rooms$200.45
$193.65
US16
(50+)
Consultation at a public hospital#$200.45
$193.65
US18
(60)
Group therapy**$40.80
$39.40
US52
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy in rooms*$239.45
$231.35
US53
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy out of rooms*$300.55
$290.35
N/AKilometre allowance – distances over 10 KM’s***
* Treatment cycle referral arrangements do not apply to trauma focussed therapy. Up to 8 sessions can be provided without prior financial authorisation. After 8 sessions, a Case Review (US17) must be provided to DVA, and financial authorisation must be obtained before providing more trauma focussed therapy items. # Prior approval required. ** Up to 12 per calendar year, group sessions are considered a session under treatment cycle requirements; group sessions cannot be delivered by telehealth. *** Payable per KM when travelling to provide an assessment or treatment in the client’s home, residential aged care facility or hospital. It is not payable for the first 10 KM’s of each journey. It is claimed by writing the entire distances travelled on the service voucher or in the KM field for online claiming.

Documentation

ItemDescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US17Case review*$117.30
$113.30
US92End of cycle report*$33.65
$32.50
US98Report of service specifically requested by DVA*Neg’
* DVA notes that this item is taxable

Case conferencing

DVA does not specify whether case conferencing has any restrictions related to telephone, video conference or face-to-face. The DVA client’s usual GP must organise the case conference. The case conference must include at least two allied health providers. Only one case conferencing item can be claimed per DVA client in three months.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US62
(15-20)
GP initiated case conference attendance$55.65
$53.75
US63
(20-40)
GP initiated case conference attendance$95.45
$92.20
US64
(40+)
GP initiated case conference attendance$158.80
$153.45

Clinical Psychologist DVA Items

Telephone

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US43
(30-50)
Consultation$159.55
$154.15
US44
(50+)
Consultation$234.20
$226.25

Video-conference

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionAmount
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US09
(30-50)
Consultation$159.55
$154.15
US10
(50+)
Consultation$234.20
$226.25
US55
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy*$351.45
$339.55
* Treatment cycle referral arrangements do not apply to trauma focussed therapy. Up to 8 sessions can be provided without prior financial authorisation. After 8 sessions, a Case Review (US17) must be provided to DVA, and financial authorisation must be obtained before providing more trauma focussed therapy items.

Face to face

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US01
(30-50)
Consultation in rooms$159.55
$154.15
US02
(30-50)
Consultation out of rooms$199.30
$192.55
US03
(30-50)
Consultation at a public hospital#$199.30
$192.55
US04
(50+)
Consultation in rooms$234.20
$226.25
US05
(50+)
Consultation out of rooms$274.10
$264.80
US06
(50+)
Consultation at a public hospital#$274.10
$264.80
US08
(60)
Group therapy**$59.55
$57.50
US50
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy in rooms*$351.45
$339.55
US51
(90+)
Trauma focussed therapy out of rooms*$411.15
$397.20
N/AKilometre allowance – distances over 10 KM’s***per KM
* Treatment cycle referral arrangements do not apply to trauma focussed therapy. Up to 8 sessions can be provided without prior financial authorisation. After 8 sessions, a Case Review (US17) must be provided to DVA, and financial authorisation must be obtained before providing more trauma focussed therapy items. # Prior approval required. ** Up to 12 per calendar year, group sessions are considered a session under treatment cycle requirements; group sessions cannot be delivered by telehealth. *** Payable per KM when travelling to provide an assessment or treatment in the client’s home, residential aged care facility or hospital. It is not payable for the first 10 KM’s of each journey. It is claimed by writing the entire distances travelled on the service voucher or in the KM field for online claiming.

Documentation

ItemDescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US07Case review*$172.25
$166.40
US90End of cycle report*$33.65
$32.50
US99Report of service specifically requested by DVA*Neg’
* DVA notes that this item is taxable

Case conferencing

DVA does not specify whether case conferencing has any restrictions related to telephone, video conference or face-to-face. The DVA client’s usual GP must organise the case conference. The case conference must include at least two allied health providers. Only one case conferencing item can be claimed per DVA client in three months.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionAmount
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
US56
(15-20)
GP initiated case conference attendance$55.65
$53.75
US57
(20-40)
GP initiated case conference attendance$95.45
$92.20
US58
(40+)
GP initiated case conference attendance$158.80
$153.45

Neuropsychologist DVA Items

Assessments

Item
(Hours)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
CL20
(1-4)
Neuropsychology assessment**$936.80
$905
CL25
(4-6)
Neuropsychology assessment (Maximum limit applies)Neg’
CL30
(6-8)
Neuropsychology assessment (Maximum limit applies)Neg’
N/AKilometre allowance – distances over 10 KM’s*per KM
* Payable per KM when travelling to provide an assessment or treatment in the client’s home, residential aged care facility or hospital. It is not payable for the first 10 KM’s of each journey. It is claimed by writing the entire distances travelled on the service voucher or in the KM field for online claiming. ** The listed amount is the maximum fee for up to four hours.

Documentation

ItemDescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
CL90End of cycle report*$33.65
$32.50
* DVA notes that this item is taxable.

Case conferencing

DVA does not specify whether case conferencing has any telephone, video conference or face-to-face restrictions. The DVA client’s usual GP must organise the case conference. The case conference must include at least two allied health providers. Only one case conferencing item can be claimed per DVA client in three months.

Item
(Mins)
DescriptionFee
Fees from 01-07-2024 are listed in bold throughout this table
CL76
(15-20)
GP initiated case conference attendance$55.65
$53.75
CL77
(20-40)
GP initiated case conference attendance$95.45
$92.20
CL78
(40+)
GP initiated case conference attendance$158.80
$153.45

HICAPS

The private health insurer may have rules about whether these items can be claimed via telehealth. No amounts are listed, as this varies based on the private health insurer, the client’s relevant policy, and the insurer’s rules.

Telehealth

This is listed as telehealth rather than video-conference and telephone, as whether one or both is available depends on individual private health insurer rules.

ItemDescription
701Individual initial/referred assessment by teleconsultation
801Individual subsequent treatment by teleconsultation

Face to face

ItemDescription
100Individual assessment
200Individual treatment/management
300Couple/family treatment/management
400Group treatment

Clinical codes

HICAPS requires a clinical code describing the primary condition after individual item numbers.

ItemPrimary condition
10Cognition
20Relationships
30Behavioural issues – conduct
40Behavioural issues – thought/perception disturbance
50Adjustment
60Affect
70Other psychological factors not otherwise specified

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Below, we explain calculating Medicare psychologist item benefits.

Benefit, schedule fee & MSN

The Medicare benefit for psychologist items is 85% of the schedule fee unless the Medicare Safety Net (MSN) has been reached. If the MSN has been reached for the calendar year, the benefit is 100% of the schedule fee.

The exception is bulk billing where it is 85% of schedule fee even if MSN has been reached.

GP items work differently; GP items attract 100% of the schedule fee even if the MSN has not been reached and even if bulk billed.

EMSN

If the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) is reached, the rebate is 80% of the item fee up to the EMSN cap.

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