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Opioid Substitution Therapy Reimbursement

OST FUNDING - Auckland Metro

Authorised GPs who provide Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) to patients can claim a reimbursement for prescribing and face to face consults.  A total $97 (incl GST) per patient per quarter is payable (processed in January, April, July, October).  No patient co-payment is to be charged.

This service is only for patients who are identified as stable and suitable to receive this care from an authorised GP by the Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS)/Auckland Opioid Treatment Service (AOTS).

As of 1st July 2020 all new referrals and quarterly invoicing will be automatically generated by POAC.  No action will be required of the registered GP practice. 


OST RELATED QUERIES: CADS Auckland Opioid Treatment Service (AOTS) - formerly Auckland Methadone Service Phone: (09) 815 5841 or email Toni.Bowley@waitematadhb.govt.nz  

CLAIMING QUERIES: POAC (09) 535 7218 or accounts@poac.co.nz


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