Initial consultation/assessment/report (Item 320) - $250.00 - $350.00
The assessment fee will depend on the age of the child, the time required and the complexity of the report required.
Long subsequent consultation (60 minutes, Item 350) - $140.00
Medium subsequent consultation (45 minutes, Item 340) - $110.00
Short subsequent consultation (30 minutes, Item 340) - $80.00
If less than 24 hours notice (or no notice at all) is given for a missed appointment, a fee of half the anticipated session fee will be charged. This applies in the case of illness, conflicting arrangements or just forgetting. A make-up session will be offered if a suitable appointment time is available.
HEALTH FUND REBATES
Liana is registered with all major private health funds who provide a rebate for Speech Pathology services. It is recommended that you check with your own fund regarding the rebate per session (initial and subsequent) as well as the total amount claimable per calendar year.
Medicare rebates are available to clients referred by their GP under the Chronic Disease Management program. This only applies to certain cases and it is the decision of the GP. An Enhanced Primary Care Referral Form must be submitted to Liana before these sessions can be claimed from Medicare.
Payment by EFTPOS, cash, or cheque at the time of consultation is preferred. Electronic claiming is available for most private health funds. Invoices outstanding past 30 days will incur a $20 account keeping fee. A further $20 will apply for invoices outstanding past 60 days.
Electronic transfer of funds also is available. Bank account details can be provided on request.