Funding 

We acknowledge that healthcare can place additional strains on your financial situation. These funding options also provide opportunities to connect with other healthcare providers who will assist in your achievement program with us. Please make sure you let us know which funding you are eligible for and if you wish to access this funding so that we can make arrangements to you.


NDIS 

Our Occupational Therapists are now registered for NDIS, both self managed and provider claims. All approved clients who have received their plan and funding amounts will need to complete a service agreement before commencing sessions.


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Private Health Insurance

Occupational Therapy is covered in most policies under "top level" cover.
As a mobile service, we do not have access to Hi-Caps unless your payment is processed through one of our clinic partner administrations (currently at Southside Health and Kirrawee Family Medical Practice), however we do issue receipts which will allow you to claim online with your private health insurance provider and/or in person at their offices

Simply let you Occupational Therapist know you wish to claim at your initial appointment.


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Medicare - GP management Plan / team care arrangement

Item 10958

For children and adults this PLAN is available when diagnised with a chronic medical condition (either, has been or is likely to be present for at least six months) or having complex care needs (requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health or care providers), More information - click here
Reporting in summary is required after the initial appointment, after the 5th or final session

Occupational Therapy specific information - http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDisplay.cfm?type=item&q=10958&qt=ItemID

As at July 2016 the rebate benefit = $52.95

A copy of the referral letter is required to be kept on file at Early Links and
MUST be provided prior to the commencement of your first appointment.

 

Item 82010

For children aged 13 years and younger with a new diagnosis of Autism and/or DSM-V eligible disabilities can receive up to twenty (20) rebated sessions in total with an appropriate referral from a medical practitioner. Up to four (4) assessment sessions are available if a diagnosis had not yet been made. More information on the item - click here 
Full reporting to the referring medical practitioner is required

Occupational Therapy specific information - http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDisplay.cfm?type=item&q=82010&qt=ItemID

As at July 2016 the rebate benefit = $74..80

A copy of the referral letter is required to be kept on file at Early Links and
MUST be provided prior to the commencement of your first appointment.


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Medicare - Mental Health Care Plan

Providing "Focused Psychological Interventions" required additional approval from Occupational Therapy Australia as well as current professional registration. At present, Jacky Peile, has gained this approval and Sabrina Leviste has her application in the review stages. This funding is for the support of eligible clients who are working closely with their primary healthcare provider around mental health concerns. More information on the item -
Reporting in summary is required after the initial appointment, after the 6th session, and after the final and/or 10th session. 

Occupational Therapy specific information - http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/fullDisplay.cfm?type=item&q=80135&qt=ItemID

As at July 2016 the rebate benefit =

80125 - clinic setting, 20-50mins - $74.55

80130 - consultation outside on clinic setting, 20-50mins - $74.55

80135 - clinic setting, 50+ mins - $74.80

80140 - home visit setting 50+ mins - $96.35

 

A copy of the referral letter is required to be kept on file at Early Links and
MUST be provided prior to the commencement of your first appointment. 


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FaHCSIA Funding - Helping Children with Autism

When under the age of seven (7) years old, and a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is made, and children have been assessed as eligible by an Autism Adviser, funding under this package will be accessible, Parent(s)/caregiver(s) are required to provide a copy of their funding letter prior to the commencement of their first appointment and complete consent forms for payment and information gathering. Following each session, a signature is required to approve the funding claim process online.

Children are eligible for $12,000 until they reach 7 years old, with a maximum spend of $6000 per year.
Resources and services are included in this funding amount.
Approved providers have access to an online claiming system which is accessible on the family's behalf

All Early Links Occupational Therapists have been approved to provide services under this funding scheme


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