Pain management four TIMES or four DAYS per week in 2017?

Pain management four TIMES or four DAYS per week in 2017?

It was surprising when the ‘changes to residential aged care funding arrangements’ Fact Sheet listed Item 12.4b as Complex pain management by allied health professional at least 4 times per week.

Especially when you consider that the requirements claiming Q12.4b were changed from ‘at least 4 times per week’ to ‘at least 4 days per week’ back in 2013.

So is this a typo? Is it really now 4 times again?

No – it was an error, and the sentence now reads ‘at least 4 days per week’

Remember, it has always been the intention of the ACFI that funding for the complex pain management 4b should recognise sessions conducted over four days per week (the changes were made as the Department became aware that in some circumstances claims have been made where four sessions occur on three or fewer days).

If you would like more information regarding the viability of claiming Q12.4b in 2017 click here