Reviews of a MHTP
Once a MHTP has been developed for a patient, another never needs to be completed for that patient. Reviews of the original plan should only occur if clinically required or due to significant changes in your patient’s circumstances.
Some examples of how your patient may experience clinically relevant change:
If your patient or their provider reports to you that having attended several therapy sessions their symptoms are now under control and the course of treatment has been completed or their treatment has concluded before the course of treatment has run its course, then a review of the MHTP is warranted because there has been clinical change.
If your patient’s provider reports to you that your patient has reported previously undisclosed symptoms (for example, intrusive memories), behaviours (for example, alcohol consumption indicating dependence) or events (for example, breakdown of their marriage) that alter the diagnosis or provide a comorbid diagnosis, then a review of the MHTP is warranted because there has been clinical change.
Reviews of the MHTP use MBS item 2712.
If a review is required, the first review may be completed no earlier than 60 days after the completion of the MHTP and subsequent reviews may be completed from 90 days after the previous review date.
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