The Helping children with Autism care plan is for children with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder or disability. This plan consists of 2 parts:
Medicare rebates are available for up to 4 items to assist with assessment and diagnosis and development of a treatment plan in total per eligible child. It is the responsibility of the referring practitioner to allocate these services and to refer the child to appropriate allied health professionals.
Medicare rebates are available for up 20 allied health treatment services in total per eligible child. It is the responsibility of the referring practitioner to allocate these services and to refer the child to appropriate allied health professionals.
Patients will require a separate referral for each allied health professional they receive services from and will also need new referrals for each new course of treatment provided to them.
For the purpose of these services a course of treatment will consist of the number of services stated on the child's referral up to a maximum of 10.
*This information has been taken from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Medicare benefits schedule allied health services and better access to mental health care fact sheet. Last updated July 1st, 2012.