Physiotherapy service fees effective from 1 July 2019

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

At practitioner's rooms

PY100Initial Consultation - New Patient - Initial subjective and objective assessment and treatment of a new patient. Initial consultation fee includes the time taken to complete a Physiotherapy Management Plan for submission to the Agent/Employer/Medical Practitioner$116.67
PY102Standard Consultation - History, examination and treatment.$58.33
PY105Restricted Consultation - History, examination and complex treatment for workers with specific injuries based on prior approval.$116.67
PY106Restricted Consultation Application - Completion of Restricted Consultation Application Form.$43.75
PY136Group Consultation - Physiotherapist to supervise and attend planned session - A maximum of 6 patients treated in a class or group session and in receipt of constant overall supervision and intermittent individual attention to each participant in the group from the physiotherapist.$29.17

Travel : prior approval required – refer to the policy for eligibility criteria. Cannot be billed where service rate includes travel.

PY141Travel - Melbourne Metropolitan$2.72 per km
PY142Travel - Regional/Rural$1.84 per km

Hydrotherapy & Group Consultation : rates are inclusive of travel for hydrotherapy consultations

PY130Initial Consultation$116.67
PY132Standard Consultation$58.33
PY133Long Consultation$116.67
PY135Group Consultation - minimum of two to a maximum of six patients$29.17

Return to Work Case Conference

Return to Work Case Conference: A RTW case conference is used to facilitate continuity of care, RTW and communication between relevant parties. If a RTW case conference is required, contact must be made with the Agent to facilitate the case conference and ensure appropriate representation from the Agent. The injured worker, Employer, and any member of the treating team can also be involved in the case conference. Administration and any follow up post RTW case conference is included in this fee.

PY600Return to Work Case Conference - Physiotherapy $116.67


PY0035Orthosis (purchase) : providers to use when submitting invoice for payment for orthoses provided in accordance with the External Prostheses and Orthoses Policy.As approved


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.

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