rTMS training courses and endorsement
The RANZCP endorses training courses in Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).
rTMS and Medicare
rTMS is now listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
These MBS items can only be claimed by psychiatrists with training in rTMS. Services must be delivered by the psychiatrist or another healthcare professional on the psychiatrist’s behalf.
It is the responsibility of the psychiatrist claiming the item to ensure that the person providing the treatment is appropriately and formally trained in rTMS.
►rTMS MBS item numbers, including explanatory notes and factsheets [MBS website]
For psychiatrists, rTMS training may be either:
- Existing training and experience recognised under ‘grandparenting’ rules, available until 1 May 2022.
- Completion of a recognised rTMS training course endorsed by the RANZCP.
How existing skills are recognised under the ‘grandparenting’ rules.
As they become available, RANZCP endorsed rTMS training courses will be provided on this page.
Educational criteria all rTMS courses are reviewed against.
Fees, application forms and process to have a training course endorsed by the RANZCP.
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