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Medicare is changing for Eating Disorders

On November 1st, the single largest investment into eating disorders treatment in Australia will change the way we help people living with these illnesses.

changes in medicare sessions

What are the changes?

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.