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Medicare rebates are available for allied health services provided to children with Autism or any other Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or eligible disability. These services were introduced when the Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) and Better Start funding packages were introduced but were replaced with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Medicare rebates are still available. More information regarding eligible disabilities can be found
The Better Access to Mental Health Care scheme was introduced to provide Medicare benefits for certain Allied Health mental health services including psychological therapy provided by eligible Clinical Psychologists and focused psychological strategies provided by eligible Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 individual allied health mental health services per calendar year in addition to 10 group psychological therapy s ...
There are a number of Allied Health items that can be claimed for services provided by approved Allied Health professionals. The Chronic Disease Management Plan is available for patients with a chronic or terminal medical condition and complex care needs. Medicare benefits are available for up to 5 Allied Health services per eligible patient, per calendar year. The 5 Allied Health services can be made up of one type of service (e.g. 5 Speech Pathology services) or a combination (e.g. 2 Speech ...
If you notice your child sometimes has a breathy, hoarse or raspy voice, this could mean that they have damage to their vocal folds. Damaged vocal folds can lead to long-term voice issues that may require therapy or surgery. Some behaviours that could result in damaged vocal folds include: Coughing or frequent throat clearing Frequent yelling Making sound effects constantly Excessive talking Speaking loudly Excessive whispering< ...
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