This is really good to know. I've heard otherwise from the clinic where my son is about to start seeing an OT. The reception lady said that the mental health care plan could NOT be used for the OT - my GP said it could! From what I could understand when I researched, it may be that some OT's have special mental health training that enables them to have a provider number that is approved with Medicare for use with a mental health care plan. Does that sound correct to those who are using this funding?
Edited to add: My son's OT cannot claim on a mental health care plan. She does require specialist training in order to be able to provide that service under medicare guidelines. She does not yet have that further training, and therefore, cannot provide the subsidised service.
Edited by alwayshappy, 19 August 2013 - 11:23 AM.