Medicare: the present and future for clinical psychology

The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) Victorian Section


Medicare: the present and the future for clinical psychology

A Members only Event

Wednesday 29th May 2019 6.30pm – 8.00pm

  B103 (Theatre 1) Level B1

 207-221 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Tickets available via TryBooking 

Cost: $15 for ACPA Full Members

$5 for ACPA Student & Associate Members

This is a members only event. If you would like to join ACPA and you meet the eligibility criteria listed here please join via this link: ACPA has a special offer for new full memberships until the end of June 2019, offering no application fee and 6 months complimentary membership. Students undertaking a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology join free of charge.

Medicare and private practice: For psychologists considering or entering private practice, understanding the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), communicating with GPs, client entitlements, reporting obligations, and the practicalities, tips and tricks of working in the system is critical.

Presenters: Irene Haas and Dr Kirsty Hildebrandt

With decades of experience in private practice, Kirsty and Irene will share their wisdom, covering the fundamentals and finer points of working within the MBS, followed by Q&A.

Medicare Review: What might change, what does it mean for clients, what does it mean for us?  The Federal Government’s Mental Health Reference Group (MHRG) has recently undertaken a Review of the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) recommending changes to Medicare cover for mental health treatment.

Presenter: Dr Judy Hyde: Immediate Past President of ACPA, Judy will outline the recommendations of the Review, the potential impact on the system, clients and clinical psychologists, the formal response from ACPA, and what clinical psychologists can do to inform the process of the Review. 

Q&A and discussion will follow.

N.B: Extra directions – Use the northern entrance (labelled 221) and take the stairs down to the basement. Accessible entry via the ramp up to the 207 entrance, and take the lift down one level.