On November 1st, the single largest investment into eating disorders treatment in Australia will change the way we help people living with these illnesses.
From November 1, a suite of new MBS items will be introduced to support a model of best practice, evidence-based care for eating disorders.
People living with an eating disorder will be able to get a Medicare rebate for up to 40 psychological sessions and 20 dietetic sessions within a 12-month period. They will have regular rebated sessions with their GP and a specialist appointment with a psychiatrist or paediatrician.
Previously, people with eating disorders (and all other mental health disorders) have had access to rebates for just 10 psychological sessions and 5 dietetic sessions.
How does it affect you?