Cost of Treatment Regulations – 2016 changes

What we pay under the Cost of Treatment Regulations (CoTR) increased on 1 December 2016.

Who is affected by the changes?

Every year we review what we pay treatment providers towards the cost of treating clients with injuries under the CoTR. This year, the changes apply to the following medical professionals and treatment providers:

  • counsellors
  • dentists
  • hyperbaric treatment providers
  • radiologists
  • medical practitioners
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • specialists
  • acupuncturists
  • chiropractors
  • occupational therapists
  • osteopaths
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists
  • speech therapists.

What are the rates?

These are the new rates that came into effect on 1 December 2016:

ACC1519 Registered specialists’ costs (PDF 479KB)
ACC1520 Medical practitioners’, nurses’ and nurse practitioners' costs (PDF520KB)

ACC1521 Radiologists’ costs (PDF 579KB)

ACC1522 Dentists’ costs (PDF 535KB)

ACC1523 Specified treatment providers’ costs (PDF446KB)

CTRIS02 Counsellors’ costs (PDF460KB)
.

What do you need to do?

Ensure you’re using the new rates from 1 December 2016. Any invoices billed at the old rates after this will be returned for you to re-invoice.

How were the rates decided?

The Minister for ACC sought feedback on the proposed rate from 5 April to 6 May 2016.

The consultation process was managed by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Have Your Say: ACC regulated payments for treatment
(external link).

Further information

If you have any questions about these changes, contact the provider contact centre which is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm.
Phone 0800 222 070
Email providerhelp@acc.co.nz

Reviewed: 1 December 2016