Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018 State:

Comcare Fee Guidance for workplace rehabilitation provider services

Comcare have issued scheme guidance to rehabilitation authorities and workplace rehabilitation providers (WRPs) on the appropriate cost and duration for WRP services.  To view the guidance clickHERE.

This guidance indicates Comcare’s position on what are reasonable rates for WRP services.  This guidance is not intended to override service level agreements that may exist between employers and WRPs.

ARPA National has been working closely with Comcare over the last few months to ensure that the guidance includes indexation (1 July each year) and that WRP service fees may vary based on several factors, including but not limited to:

  • elements of case complexity, presence of co-morbidities, the amount of time an employee has been away from work or is expected to be away, nature of pre-injury employment, and the circumstances of the claim
  • WRP qualifications and level of experience
  • geographical location.