Better Start for Children with a Disability M B S items

Assessment services

A child must be under 13 for assessment services.

 

Medicare items are available for assessment, diagnosis and the creation of a treatment and management plan by a,

Specialist using M B S item numbers 1 0 4 to 131.

Consultant physician using M B S item numbers 2 9 6 to 3 7 0, excluding 3 5 9.

General Practitioner using M B S item numbers 3 to 4 7.

 

GP, specialist or consultant physician can refer a child to an eligible allied health provider

Psychologist using M B S item number 8 2 0 0 0

Speech pathologist using M B S item number 8 2 0 0 5

Occupational therapist using M B S item number 8 2 0 1 0

Audiologist, Optometrist, Orthoptist, Physiotherapist using M B S item numbers 8 2 0 3 0

To assist with diagnosis of the child or for the purpose of contributing to the child’s disability treatment and management plan.

Up to 4 of these assessment services in any combination can be accessed a report should then be prepared for the specialist M B S item 1 3 7, consultant physician M B S item 1 3 7 or GP M B S item 1 3 9.

 

Treatment services

A child must be under 15 for treatment services.

Note, Patients can access 20 of the below treatments services in a life time but only 10 can be performed before a new referral is required.

Psychologist M B S item number 8 2 0 1 5

Speech pathologist M B S item number 8 2 0 2 0

Occupational therapist M B S item number 8 2 0 2 5

Audiologist, Optometrist, Orthoptist, Physiotherapist M B S item 8 2 0 3 5

After 10 treatment services a report is then prepared for specialist M B S item 1 0 4 to 1 3 1 consultant physician M B S items 2 9 6 to 3 7 0 excluding item 3 5 9 or GP M B S item 3 to 47.

A new referral is required for a new course of treatment for a further 10 services if required.

Psychologist M B S item number 8 2 0 1 5

Speech pathologist M B S item number 8 2 0 2 0

Occupational therapist M B S item number 8 2 0 2 5

Audiologist, Optometrist, Orthoptist, Physiotherapist M B S item 8 2 0 3 5

This infographic is correct as at December 2020

Module code M B S M42 INFO2

 

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