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Torquay acupuncture health insurance
Torquay acupuncture health insurance claiming
Rebates for Torquay acupuncture using health insurance can be claimed in one of two ways. You can claim either by submitting your invoice directly to your participating fund or by claiming and paying digitally in person using Medipass.
Claim and pay instantly
If you have health insurance cover you can claim and pay in a matter of seconds with Medipass. This means less time and administration at the end of your session, so you can instead get on with your day. There is no need to set anything up prior to your appointment. At the end of your session I will send you an SMS. This will contain a URL directing you to the Medipass consumer web-portal. Here you will approve the claim and process the gap payment. This process will take around five minutes.
Find out your out-of-pocket expense using HICAPS Go
HICAPS Go is an app available to download on smartphones from the App Store or google play Downloading the app enables complete transparency on your out of pocket expenses for acupuncture services. Previously to find your gap payment you would have to contact your insurance provider directly, by phone with an item number to find your level of cover. Now you can find out your rebate before you have even had a session. Straightaway, you can discover your out-of-pocket costs before you book your acupuncture appointment so you will know exactly how much your session will cost you out of pocket.
Health insurers using HICAPS Go
Occasionally, new funds join the Medipass and HICAPS Go programs. Therefore, if your fund is not listed we suggest checking here for the most current list of participating funds. The list below shows the funds compatible with HICAPS go as of June 1st 2020.
Torquay acupuncture health insurance claimable funds;
Reforms to private health insurance cover of natural therapies
A number of health care reforms have come into effect on April 1st 2019 and subsequently there is some confusion about what services are still claimable with private health insurance. Although there have been some changes made to the rebates available for some natural health services, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine continue to be rebatable health services. Additionally, remedial massage is also indeed able to be to claimed on private health insurance.
From 1 April 2019 certain natural therapies will no longer be permitted to be covered under private health insurance policies. Natural therapies no longer eligible for health fund rebates include Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Western herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, pilates, reflexology, rolfing, shiatsu, taichi, and yoga. Many of these therapies have been removed despite new studies showing they are beneficial to patient.
These reforms have been implemented by the Australian government, not health insurance companies. As natural therapists we particularly understand the benefits of natural therapies. Hence, we emphatically feel these reforms significantly represent a backwards step by the government. We undeniably support natural medicine and preventive health.
You will be need your patient number, member number and card issue date to claim medipass. Contact your insurer if these are not displayed on your card.