Forensic report writing
Forensic report writing is not covered by any rebate scheme. Hourly rates are set against the recommended fees updated annually by the Australian Psychological Society. The recommended rate in 2014 is $230 per hour. The hours taken to complete Forensic Report writing relate to the complexity of the case. Our average report fee for 2015/16 was $2750, plus travel where required.
Payment for psychologically focused services are generally bulk billed to Medicare. These arrangements remain subject to change depending on government policy.
To be eligible for the Medicare rebate clients must be referred by their doctor under a GP mental health care plan. Referrals may be faxed to (02) 6580 7977, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or presented at the first appointment.
Medicare will provide rebates for up to 10 psychological counseling sessions per calendar year.
Clients with appropriate private health cover may claim a rebate from their insurer. Health insurance rebates and Medicare rebates cannot be claimed simultaneously.