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Note: Okey Dokey can process your relevant Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates and NDIS claims in rooms as a courtesy. However, if this rebate cannot be processed for any reason – it is the responsibility of the client to follow up any issues with Medicare, your Private Health Insurer or NDIS directly.

Standard therapy appointments (including intake appointments) are charged at a rate of $160 per 60 minute session. Full payment is expected at the time of the appointment.
Prices may vary for NDIS participants.

 

Private Payment Option

Clients are able to access supports at Okey Dokey without a referral from a GP or paediatrician. This method of access will incur the full out of pocket cost to the client. Private health insurance may be utilised depending on your level of cover – please check with your insurer to determine your entitlements before attending your appointment.

Standard Appointment Cost: $160.00

 

Clients with Active NDIS Funding

Clients with NDIS funding may be eligible to access funded therapy supports at Okey Dokey, depending on which category your funding is allocated to, and how your plan is managed.

Please note: It is not a requirement of NDIS to provide your plan to Okey Dokey.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that they have appropriate and adequate funds available prior to attending any service at Okey Dokey.

Self Managed NDIS Participants
Standard appointment cost: $160.00
Full payment is required at the time of your appointment and a paid invoice will be emailed to you to claim directly through your NDIS portal.

NDIS Plan Managed Participants
Standard appointment cost: $179.26*
Invoices will be emailed directly to your allocated third party plan manager for payment.
Please provide reception with the details of your third party plan manager (and any invoicing requirements), prior to attending sessions at the practice.

NDIS Managed Participants
Standard appointment cost: $179.26*
Invoices will be claimed directly with NDIS by Okey Dokey.
Please note: Okey Dokey is only registered to supply supports under CB Daily Activity: Improved Daily Living. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure your childs plan has funding under this category.
Okey Dokey is not registered under CB Relationships: Improved Relationships (Behavioural Support).

*Prices for NDIS participants are in accordance with the current NDIS Price Guide and will be adjusted as the Price Guide is amended.

 

Mental Health Treatment Plan – Better Access to Mental Health Initiative

1. Consult your GP
In order to discuss the possibility of accessing the Mental Health Treatment Plan (“MHTP”) under the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, ensure you book an appointment with your GP. Note: this session may be required to extend longer than a usual visit to allow for the GP to complete their assessment and plan preparation.

2. During the Consultation
Throughout this process, the GP will determine your eligibility for the MHTP. With this plan, the GP will also provide a referral letter made out to the Okey Dokey practice.

3. Alternatives to the GP
A MHTP can also be supplied by a paediatrician or psychiatrist who will provide you with a referral letter.

4. Benefits of the MHTP
The MHTP enables you to attend 10 sessions with a registered psychologist with the ability to claim a partial Medicare rebate at the time of each service. These sessions are capped by Medicare at 10 for each calendar year. Okey Dokey requires a copy of this plan (and subsequent review letters) on file to ensure your claim can be processed.

5. Structure of the MHTP
Your doctor can provide an initial six sessions of therapy with a Medicare rebate. The practitioner will then provide the referring GP with a written letter commenting on the progress made across the six sessions. After this sixth session, you must make an appointment with the referring doctor to review the progress made. If required, the GP will allow for a further 4 sessions with a Medicare rebate and provide you with a new referral letter to provide to Okey Dokey. Once all 10 sessions have been utilised, the review process will resume again (if necessary) by the practitioner and you may return to your GP for another MHTP review plan (4 – 6 sessions). Please note: If you have already claimed 10 sessions through the Medicare MHTP for the calendar year, these added review sessions cannot be accessed until January of the following year. The process may then repeat until practitioner support is no longer required.

6. Utilising Group Sessions through a MHTP
In addition to individual psychology sessions, a MHTP also entitles a client to access 10 group sessions with a registered psychologist. This includes some (but not all) social skill groups run by Okey Dokey. Much like individual sessions, these group sessions are provided across a calendar year.

Note:
To receive a rebate for your session, all referrals must be dated prior to/on the day of the scheduled appointment at Okey Dokey.  A rebate cannot be claimed for an appointment dated before the MHTP. GP’s and Paediatricians do not ‘back-date’ referrals.
Please present all referrals to reception prior to attempting to access a Medicare rebate.
The MHTP will be registered through Medicare under your child’s name – therefore, it is necessary that your child attend the practice for every session for the MHTP Medicare rebate to be claimed.
In relation to assessments at Okey Dokey, a MHTP can be utilised for the Intake and Feedback sessions only. A MHTP cannot provide rebates for the assessment sessions that take place between these appointments. Please consult your GP/Paediatrician or practitioner (during your intake session) for alternative rebate options.

Medicare Rebate Pricing as of July 2014

MBS Item No. 80110
50+ Minutes
Psychologist Rebate: $84.80*

MBS Item No. 80120 (Group)
60 Minutes Minimum
Psychologist Rebate: $21.65*

 

Chronic Disease Management Plan

A Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) (formerly known as an EPC – Enhanced Primary Care Plan) entitles a client with a chronic/complex medical illness a referral for up to 5 session per calendar year with a range of allied health professionals as determined by your GP, and may include: Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology.
A CDMP can be accessed through a GP – similar to the process/guidelines outlined above for the MHTP. There is no session review period with the GP for the CDMP. There is no group rebate available for this plan.
Paediatricians cannot issue CDMP to clients.

Medicare Rebate Pricing as of July 2014

MBS Item No. 10968
Min 20 Minutes
Relevant Professional Rebate: $52.95* (Psychology)

MBS Item No. 10958
Min 20 Minutes
Relevant Professional Rebate: $52.95* (Occupational Therapy)

MBS Item No. 10970
Min 20 Minutes
Relevant Professional Rebate: $52.95* (Speech Therapy)

 

Helping Children with Autism/PDD

The Helping Children with Autism Program (HCWA), provides Medicare rebatable sessions to families to assist with the costs associated in the early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). This plan can only be unlocked by a paediatrician or psychiatrist to access a Medicare rebate for sessions relating to Autism or PDD.

Please note, the following guidelines are applied to the HCWA benefit scheme:
– HCWA can be utilised for children undergoing Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and/or assessment services for a child under the age of 13 years (up to 4 x Assessment Sessions).
– Once diagnosed by a Paediatrician, a child can be delegated up to a further 20 treatment sessions to use until the age of 15. These services must be activated by a paediatrician before the child’s 13th birthday.
– These services are a once per lifetime service that cannot be reactivated once exhausted.

MBS Item No. 82000
Psychology Assessment Rebate: $84.80*

MBS Item No. 82010
Occupational Therapist Assessment Rebate: $74.80*

MBS Item No. 82005
Speech Pathologist Assessment Rebate: $74.80*

MBS Item No. 82015
Psychology Therapy Rebate: $84.80*

MBS Item No. 82020
Speech Therapy Rebate: $74.80*

MBS Item No. 82025
Occupational Therapist Therapy Rebate: $74.80*

Please refer to the following HCWA fact sheet for Professionals and Parents:
https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/025DB7067A4FAA8BCA257BF0001F50AB/$File/Autism_Fact%20Sheet_20-02-14.pdf


Please consult the Medicare Helpline for any further queries

*The rebate amount may differ based on your past paid medical expenses. If you have spent a certain amount on medical related costs across the calendar year, you may have reached the Medicare safety net. In this case, Medicare will pay for 80% of your out of pocket expenses. If you believe you are close to/have reached this threshold, contact Medicare Australia directly.

 

Early Intervention ‘FaHCSIA’ Funding Package

Okey Dokey is a registered Early Intervention Service Provider.
If your child has active FaHCSIA funding that you wish to utilise at Okey Dokey please ensure you present reception with a copy of your ‘Introduction to FaHCSIA’ confirmation letter, prior to or at your initial appointment at the practice.

60 minute session – $160.00
Resource Purchase Admin Fee (Family Reimbursement) – $20.00
Resource Purchase Admin Fee (Vendor Payment) – $35.00

For further information, please contact the Early Intervention team directly.

 

Cancellation Fees

A reminder text will be sent out two days prior to any appointment scheduled at Okey Dokey.
A fee of $40* will be charged for non-attendance or less than 24 hours cancellation or rescheduling of a session.

*NDIS participants cancellation fee’s will be reflective of the current NDIS Price Guide.
**FaHCSIA Funding cannot be used to cover cancellation fees.