Private Health Rebates May Apply
Osteopathic treatment is eligible for private health rebates. Amounts vary depending on fund and level of ‘extras’ cover.
Rebates are higher for top level cover, or lower if you have used a lot of services in the same category.
It is best to contact your fund directly and quote item numbers relevant to Osteopathy:
Initial Consultation: 1804
Subsequent Consultation: 1802
Your fund can provide you with accurate information regarding your rebate based on your level of cover.
GP MEDICARE REFERRAL
Your GP can refer eligible patients for five Osteopathic treatments per calendar year with a Medicare rebate. The referral is called a Chronic Disease Management Plan under a Team Care Arrangement. This referral is what used to be called an EPC referral.
The Medicare rebate amount is $52.95 per Osteopathic treatment. There is a gap between the fee for treatment and the rebate. See the booking page (top left button) for current fee schedule for Osteopathic treatment.