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NDIS, My Health Record, Risk of Fraud and Workcover WA . A private practice update

March 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm



In response to many members requests WAOTA is delighted to present a day workshop covering these essential areas relating to private practice. This course is subsidized to enable as many private practitioners and other interested OT’s to attend. The workshop will have 4 engaging presenters on each of the above topics. It’s a jam packed day where you will surely come away with far greater knowledge in these areas.

NDIS 101 – Danielle Loizou-Lake

This presentation will cover the fundamentals for Occupational Therapists operating within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  Areas covered include:

  • Registered v’s Non-Registered NDIS Provider
  • Scope of Practice
  • Opportunities
  • Operating within the NDIS framework
  • Quality and Safeguarding considerations

There will be time to ask questions on these topics and other NDIS related matters of interest.

About the Presenter

Danielle Loizou-Lake has been working in the disability sector for six years and saw the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to Western Australia while employed at an assistive technology and allied health provider as their strategic projects manager.  Danielle currently works for the peak body National Disability Services, supporting the West Australian disability sector to transition their services and operations to the NDIS marketplace.


WA Primary Health Alliance will walk through the current position of the My Health Record across the state and country, providing information about how the record may be accessed and what sort of information is available to support your clients.

The session will offer practical advice on how organisations can register for access to the record, how it may be best integrated into practice and the legal responsibilities that underpin the safe use of the My Health Record System.

About the Presenter

Simon Benge is a My Health Record Team Leader at WA Primary Health Alliance which  shapes, strengthens and sustains a health system that works for people, to achieve better health care, particularly for those most at risk of poor health outcomes.

RISK OF FRAUD – Wayne Stone

A Private Health Insurance industry view of the risk and prevalence of healthcare fraud, the measures taken to detect and react to concerns and the obligations of providers through audit.

About the Presenter

Wayne is the Head of Integrity at HBF Health Ltd.  An experienced executive manager with over 20 years’ experience in leadership of public/ private, profit and NFP organisations he has a background formed in governance, as a former Director of Investigations for the UK’s NHS Counter Fraud Service and Detective with the UK’s National Crime Squad & Metropolitan Police. In his current role, as the Head of the HBF Integrity team, he is responsible for oversight of HBF’s benefit spend, ensuring that benefits are being paid appropriately

WORKCOVER WA – Cathy Thomas

From July 2018 to July 2019 Cathy Thomas and Lisa Browne were involved in the ‘WorkCover WA OT Working Group’ representing WAOTA and WA OT clinicians working the area of Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation. Together with WorkCover WA and representatives from General Insurance Groups and Self-Insurer Groups, the WorkCover WA OT Working Group developed a ‘Notice’ to clarify the principles and rules applicable to upper limb services provided by Occupational Therapists in regard to consultations, reporting, Treatment Management Plans (TMPs) and costs of consumables, as well as the development of a Treatment Management Plan (TMP) for OT Upper Limb Services and a Model Example TMP.

While the project was specifically aimed at clarifying the rules and procedures surrounding OT Upper Limb Services for WorkCover patients, Cathy will be able to give insights into the consultation process and the outcomes, which have wider implications for the treatment of other WorkCover patients receiving OT Services in private practice. There will also be an opportunity to work through the Model TMP and ask Cathy directly about the process and the expectations for treatment of WorkCover patients in WA.

About the Presenter

Cathy Thomas has over 30 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist in the field of Hand & Upper Limb Therapy, with over 24 of those being in private practice as the owner and Director of Specialised Hand Therapy Services. She has been a WAOTA member since graduating as an OT in 1985, and in conjunction with Sandy Kevill, the WAOTA Private Practice Owner’s Group Representative since 2006. In this role she currently sits on the WAOTA Executive Committee of Management.



Date Saturday March 7th, 2020

08:30 – 15:45

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como




Early bird before 7/2/20

Member $100.00

Rural/remote member $75.00

Non-members $182.50

Student $70.00

Standard rate after 7/2/20

Member $125.00

Rural/remote member $100.00

Non-members $182.50

Student $80.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Book Online

If you prefer booking offline, you can use the registration form below.

*PD Registration Form 2019


March 7
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade
Como, Western Australia 6152 Australia


WA Occupational Therapy Association