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Medicare Eating Disorder Treatment Pathway

What are the changes?

From November 1 2019, a suite of new MBS items were introduced to support a model of best practice, evidence-based care for eating disorders.

People living with an eating disorder are 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.