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ACC will reduce the amount of money they pay for physiotherapy treatment, requiring providers to bill injured people directly. Photo / Hawke's Bay Today
ACC will reduce the amount of money they pay for physiotherapy treatment, requiring providers to bill injured people directly. Photo / Hawke's Bay Today

Visiting the physio will cost patients at least $10-20 each time, now that the ACC has decided to cut costs.

From November 16, accident victims will be billed for each visit to a physiotherapist, following ACC's client co-charging scheme announced yesterday. The move comes after ACC Minister Nick Smith announced, in March, that several entitlements would be cut in response to a blow-out in treatment costs.

A statement from the organisation yesterday said it needed to contain the rising costs of delivering clinical services - including physiotherapy.

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