Helping Children with Autism HCWA M B S items flow chart

 

Assessment Services

Child must be under 13 for assessment services.

 

Under the Helping Children with Autism program, a child can be referred by a consultant paediatrician using M B S item number 1 1 0 to 1 3 1 or consultant psychiatrist using M B S item number 2 9 6 to 3 7 0 excluding item number 3 5 9 for the following allied health services.

 

Psychologist M B S item number 8 2 0 0 0

Speech Pathologist M B S item number 8 2 0 0 5

Occupational Therapist M B S item number 8 2 0 1 0

Audiologist, optometrist, orthoptist or physiotherapist M B S item number 8 2 0 3 0

 

The patient can receive up to 4 of these assessment services in any combination, a report is then prepared for Consultant Paediatrician M B S item 1 3 5 or Consultant psychiatrist M B S item 2 8 9.

 

Patients can access 20 services in a lifetime, but only 10 can be performed before a new referral is required.

 

Treatment services

For a child under 15 years of age, providing a treatment and management plan is in place before their 13th birthday.

 

Psychologists M B S item 8 2 0 1 5

Speech pathologists M B S item 8 2 0 2 0

Occupational therapists M B S item 8 2 0 2 5

Audiologists, Optometrists, Orthoptists or Physiotherapists M B S item 8 2 0 3 5

 

Report is then prepared for Consultant paediatrician m b s item number 1 1 0 to 1 3 1 or Consultant Psychiatrist M B S item number 2 9 6 to 3 7 0 excluding item number 3 5 9, after 10 treatment sessions.

 

If a further 10 services are needed to make the total of 20 services a new referral is required for a new course of treatment.

 

These further 10 treatment services can be accessed using,

 

Psychologists M B S item 8 2 0 1 5

Speech pathologists M B S item 8 2 0 2 0

Occupational therapists M B S item 8 2 0 2 5

Audiologists, Optometrists, Orthoptists or Physiotherapists M B S item 8 2 0 3 5.

 

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This infographic is correct as at December 2020

Module code M B S M42 INFO1

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