Information for referrers
At Chris Mackey & Associates we aim to not only provide a high quality of clinical service to our clients but also to have a collaborative liaison with our referrers. This includes offering timely feedback where appropriate. Fees may vary according to the service provided, but are typically at a discount from the Schedule of Fees recommended by the Australian Psychological Society. Our group therapy services are partly designed to offer a more financially accessible option for some clients.
- Please contact us for queries relating to psychological assessments or interventions that may be a useful specialist adjunct to the services that your agency provides.
- Written quotes can be provided upon request to the Practice Manager.
- Employees may be referred for counselling under an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Conflict resolution, communication, team building and debriefing services may be relevant to your organization.
Please contact our Practice Manager to discuss any specific needs or services that may benefit your organization.
We include information below about referrals through the Medicare rebate scheme.
Patients may be referred under the Medicare Better Access to Psychology Scheme. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/content/coag-mental-betteraccess.htm
This will enable them to access a significant rebate if they have a referral to a psychologist under a GP Mental Health Care Plan
If a further allocation of 4 sessions is required this is ususally accessed via Review of a GP Mental Health Care Plan (item 2712).
The amended number of rebatable sessions for 2013 is now 10.
The exceptional circumstances provision has been removed.
Please note we are not in a position to offer bulk-billed services for psychology but we do offer a reduced rate for some Medicare-applicable services.
Group programs may an affordable option for low-income earners. 10 group services can be also be accessed via preparation of a GP Mental Health Care Plan
For consultant physician psychiatrists the relevant eligible Medicare services cover any of the consultant psychiatrist items 293 through 370
For consultant physician paediatricians the eligible item numbers are 110 through 131.
Referring practitioners are not required to use a specific form to refer patients for these services. The referral may be a letter or note to an eligible psychologist signed and dated by the referring practitioner.
Any Medicare queries can be directed to our Administration Team on 5224 1222
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