EPC Pricing. Is it the same for all Allied health professionals?

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Hello, We are a chiropractic and remedial massage clinic. We now have a dietitian. When it comes to EPC's it the medicare payment (rebate) the same for all allied health practitioners? 

I'm just in the process of adding her into FD. 
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Ariella Caldwell

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Generally, yes. Rebates are set out in the Dept Health PBS (see http://www.mbsonline.gov.au).
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Andrea

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yes, same rebate but dietitians have a different number - 10954.
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In Stride Health Clinic

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Yes all Medicare EPC rebates are $52.95.  Different item codes for different modalities.  

I create new billing accounts for my Medicare EPC's as some clients may have say 3 physio and 2 podiatry.  So I create a billing account as, for example, Medicare EPC-PHY or Medicare EPC-POD.

I then create treatment plans that define their number of visits under the relevant item code billed against.  By doing this it also prompts you when billing how many sessions are left.  Reception just need to be aware to bill under the correct account when processing.  I tend to change the default account till they are used up or have a warning prompt as a reminder.

Also need to add the fee category for the online processing to work correctly.  If you set this up in the Hold Invoice tab and set up the fee category for that billing account there - you then don't have to change the original fee category - that might define them as standard or pensioner.

Sharon