Australian Government - Department of Health - Office of Hearing Services
Hearing Services Program

Schedule of Fees 2018-2019

Updated Schedule of Fees for 2018-2019. Effective 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019.

Annual indexation of fees

Under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program, the GST exclusive amount for service items will be adjusted on the 1st day of each financial year, in accordance with the following indexes

  • The Wage Cost Index 1 for the majority of items, this being a weighted average of estimated movements in wage costs and underlying inflation. The resultant GST amount will be rounded to the nearest cent, and
  • The Consumer Price Index for client maintenance contributions.

Indexation of service items takes effect from 1 July each year.

Transitional impacts

Where

  1. a service is provided pursuant to service items 630, 631, 635, 636, 640, 641, 650, 651, 655, 656, 660, 661, 760, 761, 770, 771, 820, 821, 825, 826, 830 and 831 of Schedule 3 of the Service Provider Contract, and
  2. the date of fitting occurs prior to 1 July 2018, but the date of service occurs on or after 1 July 2018.

The device prices payable are those specified under the previous Schedule of Fees, prior to 1 July 2087. The service fees payable are those specified under the Schedule of Fees under the Service Provider Contract, from 1 July 2018.

Non-standard device prices

Please refer to the Main Schedule of Devices for individual device pricing.

Dispensing fee for behind the ear hearing aids fitted

For item numbers 630, 631, 640, 641, 650, 651, 660, 661, 760, 761, 770, 771, 820, 821, 830, 831, 840, 850 and 960 only an amount added to each behind the ear hearing aid fitted is $26.65.

Annual hearing aid maintenance charge and the replacement of hearing device - payable by the client

The annual hearing aid maintenance charge collected from the Client is $45.68.

($43.50 base fee plus $2.18 GST). This charge is GST inclusive and is payable by the client in relation to items 630, 635, 640, 700, 710, 790, 791.  Cash transactions should be rounded to the nearest five cents ($45.70 for an annual hearing aid maintenance charge).

Where the hearing device replacement fee is not covered by items 555 or 888, the fee charged to the client is $30.00.

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Hearing Services Program Schedule of Fees 2018-19

Item

Service Description

Benefit Excluding GST (Rounded)

GST Liable

GST

Total Benefit Inclusive of GST

Assessment

600 First Assessment

$139.95

$0.00

$0.00

$139.95

610 Audiological case management

$44.40

$0.00

$0.00

$44.40

800 Reassessment

$139.95

$0.00

$0.00

$139.95

810 Audiological case management

$44.40

$0.00

$0.00

$44.40

Fitting

630 Initial fitting, rehabilitation and maintenance- Monaural

$446.60

$6.13

$0.61

$447.21

640 Initial fitting, rehabilitation and maintenance- Binaural

$558.75

$18.88

$1.89

$560.64

650 Initial fitting and rehabilitation - Monaural

$434.35

$0.00

$0.00

$434.35

660 Initial fitting and rehabilitation - Binaural

$521.00

$0.00

$0.00

$521.00

760 Subsequent initial fitting, rehabilitation and maintenance

$114.40

$16.05

$1.61

$116.01

770 Subsequent initial fitting and rehabilitation

$82.30

$0.00

$0.00

$82.30

820 Refitting and rehabilitation - Monaural

$373.25

$0.00

$0.00

$373.25

830 Refitting and rehabilitation - Binaural

$371.00

$0.00

$0.00

$371.00

Hearing Device Prices

Category 1

$474.40

$0.00

$0.00

$474.40

Category 2

$448.80

$0.00

$0.00

$448.80

Category 3

$412.15

$0.00

$0.00

$412.15

BTE Additional Dispensing Fee

$26.65

$0.00

$0.00

$26.65

Maintenance

700 Maintenance and battery supply - Monaural

$72.15

$36.08

$3.61

$75.76

710 Maintenance and battery supply - Binaural

$191.10

$95.55

$9.56

$200.66

711 Relocated maintenance and battery supply - Monaural

$115.65

$57.83

$5.78

$121.43

722 Relocated maintenance and battery supply - Binaural

$234.60

$117.30

$11.73

$246.33

777 Payment of client contribution for maintenance/batteries DVA eligible clients

$43.50

$21.75

$2.18

$45.68

790 Maintenance and battery supply - Monaural (Private)

$72.15

$36.08

$3.61

$75.76

791 Maintenance and battery supply - Binaural (Private)

$191.10

$95.55

$9.56

$200.66

Replacements

840 Replacement of Lost/DBR Device - Monaural

$70.00

$0.00

$0.00

$70.00

850 Replacement of Lost/DBR Device - Binaural

$102.15

$0.00

$0.00

$102.15

555 Payment of Client Contribution for Exempt Clients (Manual Claim)

$41.05

$0.00

$0.00

$41.05

888 Payment of Client Contribution for Replacement for DVA Eligible Clients

$41.05

$0.00

$0.00

$41.05

Other

670 Rehabilitation Service

$202.25

$0.00

$0.00

$202.25

680 Rehabilitation Plus

$143.30

$0.00

$0.00

$143.30

681 Rehabilitation Plus

$71.15

$0.00

$0.00

$71.15

930 Client Review - Monaural (previously known as Aid Adjustment))

$78.90

$0.00

$0.00

$78.90

940 Client Review - Binaural (previously known as Aid Adjustment)

$122.25

$0.00

$0.00

$122.25

900 Minor Repairs - Monaural

$52.15

$52.15

$5.22

$57.37

910 Minor Repairs - Binaural

$101.15

$101.15

$10.12

$111.27

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Hearing Services Program Schedule of Fees 2018-19 
(Portal and Manual Payments)

Item

Service Description

Benefit Excluding GST (Rounded)

GST Liable

GST

Total Benefit Inclusive of GST

1 Aid returned for credit Monaural

$217.15

$0.00

$0.00

$217.15

2 Aid returned for credit Binaural

$260.50

$0.00

$0.00

$260.50

3 Dispensing Fee

$26.65

$0.00

$0.00

$26.65

631 First H/Aid Fitting with a Non Follow up appointment-Monaural

$223.30

$6.13

$0.61

$223.91

635 Initial fitting, rehabilitation and maintenance – Assistive Listening Device (ALD/NAD)

$201.05

$8.90

$0.89

$201.94

636 Initial Fitting ALD with a Non Follow up appointment

$100.55

$8.90

$0.89

$101.44

641 First H/Aid Fitting with a Non Follow up appointment-Binaural

$279.40

$18.88

$1.89

$281.29

651 First H/Aid Fitting without maintenance. with a Non follow up appointment-Monaural

$217.20

$0.00

$0.00

$217.20

655 Initial fitting and rehabilitation - ALD

$183.25

$0.00

$0.00

$183.25

656 Initial Fitting ALD without maintenance with a non follow- up appointment

$91.65

$0.00

$0.00

$91.65

661 First H/Aid Fitting without maintenance. with a Non follow up appointment-Binaural

$260.50

$0.00

$0.00

$260.50

761 Fitting of second Hearing Aid with a Non Follow up appointment

$57.20

$16.05

$1.61

$58.81

771 Fitting of second H/Aid without maintenance and Non follow up appointment

$41.15

$0.00

$0.00

$41.15

821 Refit with a Non Follow up appointment  - Monaural

$186.65

$0.00

$0.00

$186.65

825 Refitting and rehabilitation - ALD

$128.90

$0.00

$0.00

$128.90

826 Refit ALD with a Non follow up appointment

$64.45

$0.00

$0.00

$64.45

831 Refit with a Non Follow up appointment  - Binaural

$185.50

$0.00

$0.00

$185.50

960 Spare Aid

$74.45

$0.00

$0.00

$74.45

 

Item 1 is when the client has been monaurally fitted and does not want the aid – the aid is returned to the manufacturer and a credit is given to the provider. The payment made is half the cost of the initial fitting of item # 650, 770 or 820.

Item 2 is when the client has been binaurally fitted and does not want the aid – the aids are returned to the manufacturer and a credit is given to the provider. The payment made is half the cost of the initial fitting of item # 660 and 830.

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