In response to the feedback from the community, the Minister has approved the following changes to the PATS eligibility criteria:
These changes follow the initial changes to PATS announced in November 2019.
In addition, we are making the PATS Guidelines for Assessment, application forms and correspondence easier to use and understand, and improving how information is conveyed to clients, rural GPs and medical specialists to help them better understand the scheme and submit eligible claims. For example, we are developing:
We plan to make these available later this year.
If you have any questions, please call PATS on 1300 341 684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.