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ACC expected to increase rate paid to health providers by 2.22%
The Government has agreed to increase the amount ACC contributes towards the cost of treatment, consultation and imaging by 2.22 percent. This increase applies to providers paid under the Accident Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Regulations 2003. The increase to payments for visits and treatments is expected to take effect from 1 December 2016.
The new rates do not change relative differences between the rates paid for different services.
“It’s important that health providers know about these invoicing changes to avoid a delay in payment. Incorrect invoices will be returned and will need to be resubmitted,” said Graham Dyer, ACC Head of Provider Services Delivery.
ACC will provide practice management system (PMS) vendors with details about the new rates so they can update their systems by 1 December.
Practices that don’t use a PMS can continue to invoice ACC for services as they do now, using the updated prices from 1 December 2016. The new rates will be available on ACC’s website from mid-October.
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) and the consultation document is available on their website: