Independent impairment assessments – hearing loss fees effective from 1 July 2019

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.

ENT200Examination of 30 minutes or less$168.54$16.85$185.39
ENT210Comprehensive examination & assessment of more than 30 minutes$256.13$25.61$281.74
ENT220Preparation of Report$338.48$33.85 $372.33
ENT230Preparation of Supplementary Report$168.54$16.85 $185.39

Loadings for audiology testing additional to examination and report services.

E11300Evoked Response Audiometry$348.78 $34.88$383.65
E11309Audiogram – Air conduction$47.59$4.76$52.34
E11312Audiogram – Air with Bone conduction$67.86 $6.79$74.64
E11315Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination$90.32$9.03$99.35
E11327 Impedance Audiogram$41.14 $4.11$45.26

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

IIH100Examination & Report$596.32$59.63$655.95
IIH101Supplementary Report$168.54$16.85$185.39

Loadings for audiology testing additional to examination and report services.

E11300 Evoked Response Audiometry$348.78$34.88$383.65
E11309 Audiogram – Air Conduction $47.59$4.76$52.34
E11312 Audiogram – Air with Bone conduction$67.86$6.79$74.64
E11315Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination$90.32$9.03$99.35
E11327 Impedance Audiogram$41.14$4.11$45.26
IIH104Dual Purpose Referral * (Only applies Subject to Agent Request at Referral)$168.54$16.85$185.39
IIH105Non-attendance on day of appointment$205.24$20.52$225.76

Note *: 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 & Report Services.

S11300Evoked Response Audiometry$344.94$34.49$379.43
S11309Audiogram – Air conduction$47.06$4.71$51.76
S11312Audiogram – Air with Bone conduction$67.19$6.72$73.91
S11315Audiogram – Air with bone conduction and speech discrimination$89.29$8.93$98.22
S11327Impedance Audiogram$40.71$4.07$44.78

Enquiries
Please contact the Impairment Benefits Team, WorkSafe Victoria on phone 9641 1211, fax 9641 1784 or email [email protected]

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.

For information, advice and continuing education opportunities regarding hearing loss assessment methodology, please contact the Impairment Assessment Training Provider, AMA Victoria on [email protected] or go to www.iatvic.com.au.