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Fees & Rebates

Outcomes Therapy is here to help, learn more about our fees and rebates structure here.

Fee & Rebate Structure

You do not need a referral to receive support from Outcomes Therapy. If you have a referral from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist under a government rebate system you may be able to receive a rebate for our service.

 

Learn more about the fee and rebate structure here at Outcomes Therapy

Assessments and Reports

Email us for a quote based on your requirements.

Stakeholder Meetings

Meetings, reports, resource-making, and other non-face-to-face requirements.

Speech Therapy

Intervention

45-50 minute face to face Occupational Therapy Sessions focussing on a specific skill development.

Other

Email us for a quote based on your requirements.

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Fee Structure

ASSESSMENTS & REPORTS

These sessions are quoted depending on the requirements, please contact us for further information today.

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERVENTION

Our Occupational Therapy sessions are run as a “Therapy Hour”, which includes 45-50 minutes face-to-face with the family/child, and 10 minutes notes and planning to ensure carryover and appropriate goal-planning for future therapy sessions. $193.99/hr. Generally, your therapist will suggest a block of therapy to focus on a specific skill development.

For our school or kindy-based sessions, it includes a written summary to the family and/or other key stakeholders (Teacher, Learning Support). Travel fees may apply for home and community sessions, these fees are based on the time/distance traveled between clients.

OTHER FEES

Stakeholders meetings, reports, resource-making and other non-face-to-face requirements are charged at the hourly Rate.

FEES
REBATES

Rebate Structure

Occupational Therapy

Medicare: Complex Neurodevelopmental Disability Rebates

Medicare rebates for children and young adults who are seeking assessment and/or intervention for Autistic Spectrum disorders, or other complex Neurodevelopmental conditions maybe be available through a referral from your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.

 

Medicare items for up to eight allied health (one or more of Psychology, Speech Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy) assessment sessions, and/or for up to 20 allied health treatment services for eligible children and young adults up to the age of 25. The current rebate is $79.05 (Occupational Therapy).

 

Please discuss with your GP to determine your eligibility.

Kids in Preschool

Medicare: Enhanced Primary Care/ Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)

Occupational therapy sessions may also eligible for rebates if your GP refers you under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Current rebates are $56.00 for up to 5 sessions per calendar year.

Your GP will discuss how many sessions they are referring you for and for what reason. Generally, a CDMP is used to see more than one allied health or medical practitioner and is aimed at assessing and planning intervention for more complex needs. Please contact your GP to discuss whether you and/or your child may be eligible.

Speech Therapy

National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS

 Outcomes Therapy is able to provide services for SELF-MANAGED or PLAN-MANAGED NDIS clients. At this stage we are unable to accept clients who have their NDIS funding agency managed.

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Private Health Funds

 If you have private health insurance you may be able to claim a rebate with a paid receipt. Rebates vary between different health funds and we advise you to check with your fund prior to making your appointment.  Health funds generally pay a rebate on assessments which may be useful for you if you are aiming to have your child formally assessed for learning or disability issues. You are not allowed to claim a private health rebate alongside NDIS, or a Medicare rebate.

NDIS

Assessment Process

Assessments for children aged birth to 12 years are completed by our qualified paediatric occupational therapists.

These assessments are tailored to suit your individual child, and may include standardised testing materials, informal observations of activities, questionnaires and interviews with significant others.

We can assess children in the following circumstances:

Pre-diagnosis (inclusive of comprehensive report for Paediatrician)

Autism Diagnostic Observation Assessment – ADOS-2 (Link to ADOS page)

Pre-intervention goal setting (with or without brief report)

School screening (low-cost screening in groups to identify potential difficulties with gross motor, fine motor or academic tasks)

Pre-prep screening (low cost screening to determine strengths and goals in the year prior to school entry)

and much more!

Just give us a call or email and we will be happy to help.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

ADOS stands for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. ADOS is a standardised diagnostic test for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), originally published by Western Psychological Services (WPS) in 2000, and revised in 2012 to be the ADOS-2.

The ADOS-2 provides a highly accurate picture of current symptoms, unaffected by language. It is a standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours in children and adult. It can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD—from 2-year-olds with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent, and is considered a gold-standard diagnostic tool.

The ADOS-2 is not required to make a diagnosis of autism; however the ADOS-2 can be a very useful means of identifying key features and traits of Autism that may not be observable within a brief session at the Paediatrician’s office. The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) governs the criteria for making an autism spectrum diagnosis, which any Paediatrician or Psychiatrist can do using whatever methods they find effective.

Please Contact Us  to get further information on fees and the process for completing an ADOS.

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