While physiotherapy is not covered under the Medicare Public Health System, at Body Leadership Australia we are able to provide rebates to eligible clients under the Medicare Allied Health Initiative.
About the initiative
The initiative is available for chronically ill people who are being managed by their general practitioner (GP) under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. Whether a patient is eligible for CDM services is a clinical judgement for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs, as well as the general guidance set out in the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
Under the program Medicare provides a rebate of $52.95 for up to five sessions annually. As per Medicare’s recommendations we charge a standard rate of $62.25 for our treatments meaning you receive 85% back from Medicare.
What you need to bring
To be entitled to the rebate, you require a referral from your doctor which identifies your chronic condition or complex care need and the number of physiotherapy sessions you are approved for.
How the payment works
Clients can either choose to claim the rebate onsite after their treatment or by going into Medicare. For clients who choose to claim onsite we require an eftpos card (linked to a savings or cheque account) and your Medicare card. We will charge $62.25 to your account, then swipe your Medicare card to attain the rebate then reswipe your eftpos card to place the $52.95 back into your account. If clients to choose to go into Medicare we can print them a receipt with all the necessary details to claim the rebate.
For more information about how the intiative can help you, your family or friends please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 3847 8040 or inquire online here. You can also visit the Department of Health and Ageing website for more information about eligibility and entitlements to other allied health services.