From December 2020, the Australian Government has expanded the Better Access program to allow residents of aged care facilities to receive Medicare-subsidised individual psychological services.
These provisions are available from 10th December 2020 until 30th June 2022.
Please note that there are separate item numbers for the provision of these services. These item numbers are only available for services delivered in person. Telehealth/phone items are not available for aged care residents.
Item numbers for delivery of psychological services to aged care residents
|Clinical Psychologist||Initial 10||30-50 mins||93375|
|Clinical Psychologist||Initial 10||50 mins +||93376|
|Clinical Psychologist||Additional 10||30-50 mins||93312|
|Clinical Psychologist||Additional 10||50 mins +||93313|
|Psychologist||Initial 10||20-50 mins||93316|
|Psychologist||Initial 10||50 mins +||93319|
|Psychologist||Additional 10||20-50 mins||93381|
|Psychologist||Additional 10||50 mins +||93382|
Please refer to the Department of Health website for further details.