Treatment and recovery planning case conferences

Psychologists can request and engage in treatment and recovery planning (TARP) conferences to discuss a worker's treatment plan.


About TARP case conferences

TARP case conferences provide valuable opportunities throughout a claim to discuss a worker's:

  • recovery
  • goals
  • treatment
  • support needs.

A TARP case conference may also be necessary if a worker is not ready to take part in a return to work case conference.

Purpose of TARP case conferences

TARP case conferences can improve a worker's treatment and recovery by allowing their treatment team to engage in the following activities.

  • Sharing information.
  • Discussing treatment goals, solutions to barriers and required supports or services.
  • Identifying possible implications for recovery and problem-solving responses.
  • Reassuring the worker that their treatment and service providers are working together to assist their recovery.

It can be useful to have a TARP case conference early during treatment to plan and coordinate the most appropriate treatment approach.

How TARP case conferences work

TARP conferences usually include providers involved in the worker's care as well as agent representatives including a case manager and mental injury specialist.

The case manager or mental injury specialist will typically request and organise the conference. TARP case conferences can occur in person, by videoconference or by telephone for up to 30 minutes.

A psychologist can request a TARP case conference by contacting the agent/self-insurer case manager directly.

TARP case conference item number

We have specific payment codes for approved psychologists' participation in TARP case conferences – PS700 (face to face) or PS700T (telephone or video conference).

For the maximum fee payable (excluding GST) psychologists should refer to the Psychology services fee schedule.

Further information