Independent impairment assessments – hearing loss fees effective from 1 July 2018

WorkSafe can pay up to a maximum amount for the following categories of service provided by a Ministerially approved assessor. Amounts shown are per service unless otherwise indicated.

Table 1: For hearing loss assessments by Ministerially approved assessors under Victorian Workers Compensation Legislation for injuries occurring prior to 12 November 1997.

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc. GST)
ENT200 Examination of 30 minutes or less $165.02 $16.50 $181.52
ENT210 Comprehensive examination and assessment of more than 30 minutes $250.78 $25.08 $275.86
ENT220 Preparation of report $331.42 $33.14 $364.56
ENT230 Preparation of supplementary report $165.02 $16.50 $181.52
Loadings for audiology testing additional to examination and report services.
E11300 Evoked response audiometry $341.49 $34.15 $375.64
E11309 Audiogram – Air conduction $46.59 $4.66 $51.25
E11312 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction $66.44 $6.64 $73.08
E11315 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination $88.43 $8.84 $97.27
E11327 Impedance audiogram $40.28 $4.03 $44.31

Table 2: For hearing loss assessments by Ministerially approved assessors under Victorian Workers Compensation Legislation for injuries occurring on or after 12 November 1997.

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc. GST)
IIH100 Examination and report $583.87 $58.39 $642.26
IIH101 Supplementary report $165.02 $16.50 $181.52
Loadings for dual purpose referral and/or audiology testing additional to examination and report services.
IIH104 Dual purpose referral ^ (only applies subject to Agent request at referral). $165.02 $16.50 $181.52
IIH105 Non-attendance on day of appointment
- Non-attendance fee is applicable where an appointment is cancelled by the WorkSafe Agent on the day of the appointment or where the injured worker does not attend.
$200.96 $20.10 $221.05
E11300 Evoked response audiometry $341.49 $34.15 $375.64
E11309 Audiogram – Air conduction $46.59 $4.66 $51.25
E11312 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction $66.44 $6.64 73.08
E11315 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination $88.43 $8.84 $97.27
E11327 Impedance audiogram $40.28 $4.03 $44.31

^ A Dual Purpose Referral refers to those requests for an assessor’s opinion regarding BOTH liability and hearing loss impairment assessment within the one referral, examination, assessment and report request. This loading only applies subject to Agent request at referral.

To enable prompt process of invoices for services provided under Table 1 and 2, assessors are requested to bill in accordance with WorkSafe’s requirements, particularly ensuring that invoices are itemised appropriately and quoting “Payment Type 108” and your “ENTxxxA” provider number.

Table 3: Schedule of Audiology Testing for services provided by WorkSafe approved Independent Medical Examiners under Victorian Workers Compensation Legislation Referral. Loadings for Audiological Testing additional to Independent Medical Examination and Report Services.

Item number Service description Fee GST Total (inc. GST)
S11300 Evoked response audiometry $337.74 $33.77 $371.51
S11309 Audiogram – Air conduction $46.07 $4.61 $50.68
S11312 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction $65.79 $6.58 $72.37
S11315 Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination $87.43 $8.74 $96.17
S11327 Impedance audiogram $39.86 $3.99 $43.84

To enable prompt process of invoices for services provided as an Independent Medical Examiner and audiological testing, examiners are requested to bill in accordance with WorkSafe’s requirements, particularly ensuring that invoices are itemised appropriately and quoting “Payment Type 44” and your “ENTxxxA” provider number.