We've had a number of enquiries from families and schools wanting to know about possible rebates for Speech Pathology services through Not All Talk Speech Pathology.
To make it easy, we have listed them below - with a little bit of information on each option. We are currently registered with: Medicare: Chronic Disease Management (Previously, Enhanced Primary Care) GP assesses client’s eligibility for Chronic Disease Management Medicare items (known as EPC) plan and makes referral to speech pathologist Client (or the client’s parent) requests a referral to a known speech pathologist or the GP recommends one Client must have an CDM plan before they can claim a rebate from Medicare Up to maximum of five sessions can be claimed per calendar year The five sessions may be with one health professional or a number of allied health professionals Client claims rebate using invoice provided by speech pathologist (Information taken from Speech Pathology Australia [online], accessed: 09/02016, more can be found here.)
Helping Children with Autism Package Rebates are available to assist in the diagnosis and initial allied health treatment of children with autism, where the child is under 13 years of age at the time of diagnosis and under 15 years of age when receiving treatment The GP refers the child to a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist who makes the referral to the speech pathologist for assessment, and following diagnosis, for treatment consultations Up to 20 Medicare Allied Health Treatment services can be provided by certain allied health professionals including speech pathologists The child must be under 6 years of age when eligibility is approved and under 7 years when receiving the service Total funding package for Early Intervention is $12,000 ($6,000 per financial year for 2 years) (Information taken from Speech Pathology Australia [online], accessed: 09/02016, more can be found here.)
Better Start for Children with Disability Children are eligible for program if diagnosed with one of the sixteen included disabilities Each disability included in the Better Start program is subject to an eligibility threshold. The child must register before they turn 6 years old and under 7 years when receiving the service Total funding package is $12,000 (maximum $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services (Further information can be found here)
Private Health Funds We are registered with most Private Health funds. Contact your provider to confirm your eligibility for Speech Pathology rebates.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have concerns about your child's communication skills, or if you would like centre/school-based support.