Movement For Life Physiotherapy’s fee schedule effective December 01 2012 is as follows:
- Standard Initial Consultation (40 mins): $92.00 (paid in full at the time of consultation)
- Standard Review Consultation (20 mins): $70.00 (paid in full at the time of consultation)
Payment is required at the time of consultation for all services across all clinics. We are unable to issue accounts to a third party unless in the instance that the third party is a business (eg. an employer) who has a previously arranged agreement with Movement For Life Physiotherapy.
EFTPOS and Credit Card facilities are available at all of our clinics.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
All of our physiotherapists are registered with HiCAPS. This means that, if you are covered with your private health insurance fund for physiotherapy services, then you will be entitled to a rebate.
All of our clinics have HiCAPS facilities so that you can claim from your private health fund on the spot.
Please be sure to contact your private health insurance company to find out what services you are covered for.
Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans (formerly Enhanced Primary Care Plan)
The Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program was introduced in 1999 to encourage multidisciplinary care and improve the management of chronic disease. In July 2004 the Federal Government introduced Allied Health Medical Benefits Schedule items to the program.
The Medicare allied health and dental care initiative allows chronically ill people who are being managed by their GP under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan access to Medicare rebates for allied health services.
These items were designed to improve care of patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs by funding a limited number of allied health services for patients in the EPC program.
Movement For Life Physiotherapy accepts referrals under the CDM BUT DOES NOT BULK BILL THESE ITEMS. Patients on a CDM plan are required to make a co-payment of approximately $37.00 on their initial consultation and approximately $15.00 for a standard review appoinment.
If you have a Medicare CDM referral, this must be presented at the time of your first consultation.
Claims If you have injured yourself at work and wish to claim your treatment under a Workers Compensation Claim you will require a referral from your treating doctor or specialist.
It is important that you have discussed your injury with your employer prior to attending the clinic and lodged the appropriate forms with the employers Workers Compensation Insurer. Once these forms are lodged with the insurer you are issued with a claim number. We will need to confirm your details by phone with the insurer before we can process the account.
If we are unable to do this prior to the time of your treatment, then you will need to pay for the consultation as a private patient until such time that we can confirm your claim has been accepted. You will then need to claim reimbursement directly from your insurer.
To help make this process more efficient, we encourage all Workers Compensation claimants to provide details of their claim prior to coming in for their first treatment.
Motor Accident Compensation Claims (TIO-MAC)
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident and wish to claim your treatment through the TIO-MAC you will need to provide:
• A referral from your treating doctor or specialist
• A claim number
• The name of your case manager (if available).
We will need to confirm your details by phone with the TIO-MAC before we can process the account.
If we are unable to do this prior to the time of your treatment, then you will need to pay for the consultation as a private patient until such time that we can confirm your claim has been accepted. You will then need to claim reimbursement directly from TIO-MAC.
To help make this process more efficient, we encourage all MAC claimants to provide details of their claim prior to coming in for their first treatment.
DVA (Veteran's Affairs)
If you have a DVA Gold Card you do not require a referral from your doctor. Holders of a DVA White Card will need to provide a Doctor’s referral before we can direct any physiotherapy accounts to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Please note that for white card holders, your referral must indicate the specific injury / body part that is needing treatment. Referrals are valid for 12 months after which time you will need to obtain a new referral before we can continue providing treatment.