Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007

This page also includes information about the Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notices 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Published online: 
15 December 2015

Last updated: 28 August 2018

Summary

The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 (the 2007 Notice) set out the terms and conditions for payment to Lead Maternity Carers (LMCs) for providing primary maternity services.

Amendments were made to the Notice in 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2018 

The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2018 was gazetted on 28 June 2017 (notice number 2018-go3087).

The amendment implemented an 8.9% increase to the fees in the 2007 Notice for modules of care provided by LMC midwives. The new fee schedule is effective from 1 July 2018. Claims with a service date on or after 1 July 2018 will automatically be paid the increased fees.

Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice (No 2) 2017 

The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice (No 2) 2017 contained two fee schedules. Schedule 1 was effective from 1 July 2016 and implemented a 2.5% increase to selected modules claimed by community LMC midwives. Schedule 2 was effective from 1 July 2017 and implemented a 6% increase to all fees claimed by community LMC midwives.

Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2017

The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2017 implemented an increase of 2.5% applied to the fees in the Notice for certain modules of care provided by LMC midwives.

Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2016

The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2016 (PDF, 134 KB) implemented the Budget 2015 increase of 2% applied to the fees in the Notice for certain modules of care provided by LMC midwives.

Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2012

The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice 2012 (PDF, 29 kb) implemented the Budget 2012 increase of 2.5% to all fees in Schedule 1 of the Notice from 1 October 2012.

Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007

The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 was implemented on 1 July 2007.

The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 was the culmination of part two of a two part review. Part one of the review concerned a price adjustment, with new prices effective from 16 December 2005. Part two of the review focused on amending some service specifications, enhancing quality requirements for maternity services, and improving claiming processes. Some prices also changed as a result of service specification changes.

On 1 February 2007 the Minister of Health announced a further 9.2% increase in funding for primary maternity services provided under the Notice, effective from 1 July 2007. Most of the fees for LMCs and non-LMCs (except specialists) were increased, including fees that were increased in December 2005.

Second Midwife Support Services Supplement

This Supplement outlines the criteria for provision and payment for second midwife support services. Read more at Second midwife support. This Supplement should be read alongside, but does not form part of, the Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007.

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