Your Views
Have your say on the issues of the day

How will changes to ACC physio charges affect you?

79 comments
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.

How will changes to ACC physio charges affect you?

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest
Stats provided by

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 26 May 2016 05:47:44 Processing Time: 441ms