Independent impairment assessments fee schedule

View current and past Independent impairment assessment fee schedules.

Date last updated

Tuesday 30 Jun 2020

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Independent impairment assessment fees effective from 1 July 2020

WorkSafe will pay up to a maximum amount for the following categories of the service.

General Practitioner

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc GST)
IIA100 Examination, Impairment assessment and report $602.98 $60.30 $663.28
IIA101 Supplementary report – seeking information additional to that initially requested $115.28 $11.53 $126.81
IIA102 Non-attendance on day of appointment $170.15 $17.01 $187.16
IIA103 Cancellation within 2 days of appointment $84.93 $8.49 $93.42
IIA104 Dual purpose referral loading – GP^
- Loading additional to IIA100 (Only Applies Subject to Agent Request at referral)
$249.82 $24.98 $274.80
IIA106 Travel to and from assessment (at Agent’s request) per hour
- Calculated in 15 minutes blocks.
- Travel only paid when travelling to a location other than IMEs nominated practice location/s.
- Travel for multiple assessments in the one location should be charged on a pro-rata basis for each claim.
$330.85 $33.09 $363.94

Specialist

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc GST)
IIA200 Examination, Impairment assessment and report $803.94 $80.39 $884.33
IIA201 Supplementary Report – seeking information additional to that initially requested $172.08 $17.21 $189.29
IIA202 Non-attendance on day of appointment $277.50 $27.75 $305.25
IIA203 Cancellation within 2 days of appointment $142.66 $14.27 $156.93
IIA205 Dual purpose referral loading – Specialist ^
- Loading additional to IIA200 (Only applies subject to Agent request at referral)
$378.25 $37.82 $416.07
IIA206 Travel to and from assessment (at Agent's request) per hour
- Calculated in 15 minutes blocks.
- Travel only paid when travelling to a location other than IMEs nominated practice location/s.
- Travel for multiple assessments in the one location should be charged on a pro-rata basis for each claim.
$481.68 $48.17 $529.85

Psychiatrist

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc GST)
IIA400 Examination, Impairment assessment and report $1,004.84 $100.48 $1,105.32
IIA401 Supplementary report – seeking information additional to that initially requested) $286.56 $28.66 $315.22
IIA402 Non-attendance on day of appointment $240.24 $24.02 $264.26
IIA403 Cancellation within 2 days of appointment $119.97 $12.00 $131.97
IIA404 Dual purpose referral loading – Psychiatrist
- Loading additional to IIA400 (Only Applies Subject to Agent Request at Referral)
$378.25 $37.82 $416.07
IIA406 Travel to and from assessment (at Agent’s request) per hour
- Calculated in 15 minutes blocks.
- Travel only paid when travelling to a location other than IMEs nominated practice location/s.
- Travel for multiple assessments in the one location should be charged on a pro-rata basis for each claim.
$469.44 $46.94 $516.38

^ A Dual Purpose Referral refers to those requests for an assessor's opinion regarding BOTH liability AND impairment within the one referral, examination, assessment and report request. Dual Purpose Referrals will only be requested of those assessors who are both an Independent Impairment Assessor and WorkSafe approved Independent Medical Examiner. This loading only applies subject to Agent request at referral.

Enquiries

Please contact Impairment Benefits Team, WorkSafe Victoria on phone 9641 1211, fax 9641 1784 or email [email protected] or go to worksafe.vic.gov.au Independent Impairment Assessments use the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fourth Edition, and other methods prescribed under Victorian Workers Compensation Legislation. To enable prompt process of invoices for services provided as an Independent Impairment Assessor, assessors are requested to bill in accordance with WorkSafe requirements including providing the worker’s name, claim number and the name of referring party and, in particular, ensuring that invoices are itemised appropriately and quoting "Payment Type 238". For information, advice and continuing education opportunities regarding impairment assessment methodology, please contact the Impairment Assessment Training Provider, AMA Victoria on [email protected] or go to www.iatvic.com.au.