Hearing services for non-contracted provider fees effective from 1 July 2018
WorkSafe will pay up to a maximum amount for the following categories of the service. Amounts shown are per service unless otherwise indicated.
|Item number||Service description||Maximum payment rate|
|HSNC101||Hearing Needs Assessment – Audiologist||$195.09 per service|
|HSNC102||Hearing Needs Assessment – Audiometrist||$165.40 per service|
|HSNC201||Hearing Device Fitting Package – monaural ^||$696.80 per service|
|HSNC202||Hearing Device Fitting Package – binaural ^||$1,128.57 per service|
|^ Paid only once per worker in any 5 year period unless prior approval obtained from WorkSafe Agent.|
|HS001||Management Fee – Monaural or Binaural Hearing Aid/s excluding GST *||$313.52 per service|
|HSGST001||GST Component of Management Fee||$31.35 per service|
|HS002||Management Fee – Assistive Listening Device/s excluding GST*||$100.37 per service|
|HSGST002||GST Component of Management Fee *||$10.03 per service|
|HS003||Hearing Review and/or Hearing Device Maintenance – Audiologist #||$152.08 per hour|
|HS004||Hearing Review and/or Hearing Device Maintenance – Audiometrist #||$132.26 per hour|
|# Paid up to a maximum of 7 hours within a 5 year period unless prior approval obtained from WorkSafe Agent.|
|HS005||Hearing Device Repairs (maximum payable) ~||$413.85 per service|
|~ Payable only if copy of manufacturer's invoice for repairs is provided.|
* WorkSafe billing requires the GST component of the management fees for hearing aids and devices to be itemised separately on invoices.
Maximum fees listed in this fee schedule are exclusive of GST. If GST is applicable, WorkSafe Victoria will pay the GST component in addition to the maximum fee. Providers should provide a tax invoice where amounts are subject to GST. For queries regarding whether the services you provide to an injured worker are taxable (that is, subject to GST) please contact the Australian Taxation Office and/or your tax advisor.