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Medicare Physiotherapy (Bulked Billed)

Everything you need to know about Medicare rebates, bulk billed physiotherapy, and Chronic Disease Management Plans (formerly known as Extended Care Plans aka EPC)

Do you have an easy to follow checklist that I can use or give to a loved one to follow?

I’m so glad you asked. Click the following link to download your copy of our handy Medicare Physiotherapy Checklist.

Can I get a Medicare rebate for physiotherapy?

Yes, but only with a doctor’s referral in the form of a Chronic Disease Management Plan or a Team Care Arrangement.

To find out if you are eligible, download our helpful checklist (see above).

How do I get a Medicare rebate for physiotherapy?

The short version is – you need to get a referral from your G.P. for either a Chronic Disease or something more complex that needs the attention of multiple health care professionals.

The Patient Information Sheet published by the Department of Health and Aged Care is available here if you’d like further details.

How much is the Medicare rebate?

$56.00 (current as of July 2022).

How much will I need to pay?

We do things a little bit differently here. Here’s our Medicare Price List:

Initial Appointment ($120):
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is your success. For this reason, we ask that you demonstrate commitment to the physiotherapy process at the initial appointment. This is why we require a payment of $120 of which you receive a rebate of $56 on the spot. This is also our session with the most value in terms of bang-for-your-buck so we think you’ll find this to be money well spent. Following the first appointment, the remainder of your allocated sessions are bulk billed.

Return Appointment (Bulk Billed; No fee):
We thank you for acknowledging the importance of taking the first step towards success and showing your commitment. In return, our commitment to you is that you won’t be charged a gap for the remainder of your allocated sessions. (Please note that our cancellation policy still applies.)

Struggling to find the $$? We believe that healthcare should be accessible to everyone. If price is an obstacle for you, feel free to get in touch, and we can sort something out that works for you.

How do I claim the Medicare rebate?

On your first visit we will process your claim for you on the spot. On your return visits, you don’t need to do anything as Medicare covers the expense of your appointment!

Sometimes technology fails us and we can’t process your claim on the spot. If this happens you have a few options:

How many Medicare rebate sessions do I get?

Medicare plans can cover up to 5 sessions per calendar year. Speak with your G.P. to discuss how many you are eligible for.

What is a Chronic Disease / Chronic Medical Condition?

Medicare defines a chronic medical condition as: one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example:

  • Arthritis (including osteoarthritis)
  • Diabetes (Type I and Type II)
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

How do I book a Medicare appointment?

It’s super easy. Here are the steps:

  1. Make sure your G.P. has sent through a copy of your referral
  2. Book in online and choose either “Medicare Initial” or Medicare Follow-Up”
  3. Bring your valid Medicare Card and a copy of your referral (also bring any scans if relevant).