News ~ Medicare Rebate Indexation Freeze until 2018

Prior to 1 July 2014, Medicare Rebates were increased annually on the 1st of November to keep pace with rising costs for living. Medicare indexation freeze was announced in 2014 and will be in place until 2018. Medicare rebate will not be increased for four years from 1 July 2014 until July 2018.

We are committed to providing excellent treatment services at Upwey Psychology for an affordable fee. We have from the 1 January 2014 maintained a standard out of pocket fee. Our intention was to increase our fees annually, with the Medicare Rebate increase, so we would be able to maintain a standard out of pocket cost to you.

We intend to maintain a standard out of pocket cost and continue offering psychological services for an affordable fee, however it will be necessary to review our fees in 2016. Although Medicare Rebates have not and will not increase until 2018, the cost of living has and will over the freeze period.

UPWEY PSYCHOLOGY FEES FROM 1 JANUARY 2014

  • Full Fee ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………$134.80
  • Concession Fee ………………………………………………………………………………………………….$114.80
  • Couple Fee ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….$154.80

OUT OF POCKET COSTS FROM 1 JANUARY 2014

  • Full Fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….$50.00
  • Concession Fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………..$30.00
  • Couple Fee ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$70.00