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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm
(phone)

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

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Accessing the Medicare Psychology Rebate

Monday 4 February 2008

MedicareThe Federal government introduced new Medicare items in November 2006 for services by registered psychologists. If you go via your GP, you can get up to 12 consultations a year with rebates. It costs you nothing, therefore, if your psychologist bulk bills.

Many people with ME/CFS are still unaware of this potentially valuable innovation. Nor might they know of the related rebate system whereby your GP can draw up a health plan which provides 5 or 6 rebated visits to allied health professionals such as dietitians and physiotherapists. We’ll provide information about that later.

Meanwhile, read on:

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APS Fact Sheet: Better access to psychologists through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) (PDF, 86KB)

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