I know there is a parent on here who had previously been unable to access the funding for her child as she was over 6. They are now offering medicare rebates on selected services until your child is 13 so I wanted to post this info for her and for others who might be in the same boat.
You will need to go to your GP and get a referral to either a paediatrician or specialist psychiatrist to complete a treatment and management plan.
You can now access the following
Medicare rebates are available for services provided by a paediatrician, psychiatrist or eligible allied health
professional for children with autism/PDD as follows:
Items 135 and 289 – for a paediatrician or psychiatrist to diagnose and develop a treatment and management plan for a child aged under 13 years; and
Items 82000, 82005, 82010 and 82030 – for eligible audiologists, occupational therapists, optometrists,orthoptists, physiotherapists, psychologists or speech pathologists to provide up to 4 assessment
services per child per lifetime, to assist the referring medical practitioner with the diagnosis and development of a treatment and management plan, for a child aged under 13 years; and
Items 82015, 82020, 82025 and 82035 - eligible audiologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, orthoptists, physiotherapists, psychologists or speech pathologists to provide up to 20 early intervention treatment services per child per lifetime, following diagnosis and consistent with the treatment and management plan provided by the referring medical practitioner, for a child aged under 15 years.
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08-01-2012 09:24 #1
Autism Spectrum & PDD - medical funding now available until child is 13
09-01-2012 13:43 #2
09-01-2012 13:54 #3
That's great! Good to know, thanks!
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