When a medical practitioner receives a request for a medical report it’s important to clarify with the referring party the purpose of the request.
If the report is to provide an opinion in relation to a dispute or potential dispute in respect of a claim made by a worker, refer to the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation (Medical Examinations and Reports Fees) Order. Reports by general practitioners and medical specialists have different maximum gazetted rates.
If the report is to provide information in relation to the routine medical management of a worker’s injury and/or matters relating to recovery at/return to work, refer to the Workers Compensation (Medical Practitioner Fees) Order . General practitioners, medical specialists and consulting surgeons have different hourly rates for this service as stated in the Fees Order. The medical practitioner should consult with the referring party to establish an agreed timeframe and the appropriate fee for completion of the requested report.
See also the 2018 Fees Orders for: