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Medical items table of costs - 2019 annual review

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WorkCover Queensland will again review and update the table of costs for medical treatment applicable for workers’ compensation in Queensland on 1 December 2019.

We will adopt the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers, explanations, definitions, rules and conditions for services provided by medical practitioners and will review the fee applicable for workers’ compensation.

The Supplementary services table of costs for both general practitioners and specialists will also be reviewed at this time for accuracy and appropriateness. These supplementary services table of costs provide for item numbers that fall outside the MBS but are used by workers’ compensation insurers specifically for referred services such as independent medical examinations, case conferences, medical reports and other communication.

Over the past 12 months we have conducted research and analysis into fee models that will enhance return to work outcomes for injured workers while balancing costs for employers. We have consulted with other jurisdictions and medical and allied health associations on options for improvements in services that deliver better outcomes and consistent, positive experiences for our customers. Insights gathered from our research and consultation will be taken into account as we conduct our annual review.

The updated table of costs will be available on our website prior to 1 December 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns please email troy.mewburn@workcoverqld.com.au.

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Last updated
24 September 2019