Independent medical examination pain management fees

  • Independent medical examination - pain management specialist fees

    Independent medical examination pain management fees effective from 1 July 2017

    Effective as at 1 July 2017, WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) will pay up to a maximum amount for the following categories of the service:

    Item number

    Service Description

    Fee

    GST

    Total Fee

    (incl GST)

    Pain Management IME
    STP100
    First Examination & Report 
    • Inclusive of conducting the examination, report writing, reading time and any incidentals (such as postage, photography and faxing services) 
    • Diagnostic tests (such as x-rays) carried out as a necessary part of the examination are not included in the first examination and report item code and will be reimbursed in accordance with WorkSafe policies, the relevant Medical Benefit Schedule item code and the WorkSafe's Reimbursement Rates for Medical Practitioners.
    $1,372.96$137.30$1,510.26
    STP200
    Subsequent Examination & Report 
    • Applies where a WorkSafe Agent request a report within 12 months of the first examination and report for the same claim
    $260.58$26.06$286.64
    STP550
    Non-Attendance or Cancellation 
    • Non-Attendance fee is applicable where an IME appointment is cancelled by the WorkSafe Agent on the day of the appointment or where the injured worker does not attend
    $260.58 $26.06$286.64
    STP450
    Supplementary Report 
    • Applies where a WorkSafe Agent provides information additional to that initially provided or to answer additional questions not initially asked and the IME has previously examined an injured worker in the past 12 months 
    • An IME is not required to conduct a re-examination (or recontact) the injured worker in order to provide the additional information
    $260.58 $26.06$286.64

    GST

    Amounts published have not taken into account that GST may apply to certain services. Where deemed appropriate by WorkSafe, an amount taking into account GST will be added to the listed amount.

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