Presenter: Phillipa Hay MD, FRANZCP, DPhil, Professor of Mental Health WSU; Psychiatrist Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals.
Webinar Overview: In 2019 over 60 new Medicare item numbers were introduced to enable people with an eating disorder whom meet specific eligibility criteria to access up to 40 sessions/year of eating disorder informed evidence-based eating disorder psychological treatment with an eligible mental-health practitioner, and up to 20 dietetic services/year with an Accredited Practising Dietitian. The support includes sessions for telemedicine provided therapy and assessments. There are specific item numbers for development of a treatment and management plan by a medical practitioner (general practitioner (GP), psychiatrist or paediatrician), and a formal specialist review against the treatment plan to extend from 20 to 40 sessions. Psychiatrists play a key role particularly in the 20-session review. A common misperception is that specific eating disorder expertise is needed. However, this is not the case, and the review has an important part in ensuring the care is appropriate and other mental health problems are addressed.
This webinar will (1) present an overview of the key elements of the Psychiatrist review and (2) typical issues that can arise in the course of the review using an alternating Q&A format between Professor Phillipa Hay and Dr Randall Long.
Thursday 15 July (1 hour duration)
Time: 8pm New Zealand; 6pm NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, QLD; 5.30pm SA & NT; 4pm