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Medical fees update - effective 1 December 2021


18 November 2021

WorkCover Queensland has reviewed and updated the tables of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers' compensation in Queensland. The changes are effective 1 December 2021 and reflect the maximum fees payable.

The Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers, explanations, definitions, rules, and conditions for services provided by medical practitioners have been adopted. Fees have been indexed in line with CPI and wage index increases where appropriate.

The updated tables of costs including supplementary services provided by general practitioners and specialists are available on our website.

Updated files for self-insurers are also available.

Prompt submission of invoices

The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 specifies that accounts for medical and allied health treatment must be sent to the insurer promptly and within two months after the treatment is completed i.e. from the date of service. Please submit invoices within two months, as invoices submitted outside of this time may be refused.

Stay up to date with medical fees

The tables of costs are updated regularly throughout the year. Register for our fees updates and you will be notified via email when fees are changed or updated.

If you have any questions, please call us on 1300 362 128.

For individual workers' compensation questions, such as payment of invoices, please contact the relevant insurer (WorkCover or the self-insurer).