10 October, 2022
Bulk Billed Chiropractor & Dietitian
The cost of living is continuously increasing - and let's not start on RBA constantly upping the interest rates.
That's why we are currently offering bulk-billed Chiropractic and Dietetics. Saving you up to $380!
Who can get Medicare rebates for Chiropractors and Dietitians?
It would be nice if everyone could access this, but it's only available for those deemed eligible by their GP. You need to suffer an ongoing condition like diabetes, heart disease, Coeliac disease, Chrons, back pain lasting longer than 6 months, migraines or arthritis.
Speak to your GP and ask if you are eligible for a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) or an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan.
How many visits will Medicare rebate?
You can get up to five sessions each year. That means in twelve months time, you might be able to get another five sessions.
It's up to your GP to determine how many sessions they think you need. Sometimes GPs will give you five sessions straight up. Other times, they'll write a few sessions and then review you before writing a referral for the remaining sessions.
Your five sessions are shared amongst all of allied health. This means you might have three sessions with your chiropractor and two with your dietitian. You don't get five sessions with everyone but five sessions in total each calendar year.
What can a dietitian help with?
Dietitians can help with an array of chronic conditions including:
- Weight management
- Cardiovascular disease & cholesterol levels
- Renal disease
- Fatty liver
- Diabetes management
- Gastrointestinal diseases such as Coeliac, Chrons, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis
- Allergies or intolerances
- Disordered eating
What can a Chiropractor help with?
Chiropractors can help manage chronic pain and injuries such as:
- Migraines & headaches
- Disc injuries
- Arthritic pain
- Sports injuries
- Car crash injuries
- Nerve damage
Who is your Bulk Billing Chiropractor?
Bulk billing appointments are only available with Chiropractor Dr Rabiah Nuredini.
Who is your Bulk Billing Dietitian?
Bulk billing appointments are only available with Jet Yee Ho.
Are bulk billed appointments time limited?
Yes. We don't normally bulk bill but our generous practitioners recognise how difficult a time it is for many financially. For more details, see here.
I want to see another Chiro or Dietitian, will I still get the rebate?
Yes you will still get the Medicare rebate of $56 per session. Sessions with our other chiropractors and dietitians are not bulk billed so you will have an out of pocket expense.
You'll need to pay for the full consultation cost upfront and then Medicare will rebate into your bank account. The out of pocket expense is generally up to $79 for an initial consultation.
Our staff will process the rebate for you - no extra running around for you!
I have a referral but it has someone else’s name on it, can I use it?
Maybe. If you have a referral which has the same address and service then you can use it.
For example, if your referral lists one chiropractor at Body & Brain but you’d like to see another at the centre, then you can use the same referral.
The key - it’s the same profession at the same address.
I have a referral for a practitioner but it has a different address. Can I use this referral?
Unfortunately, you'll need to get the referral re-written to include the correct address. The key bits of information on the referral are the correct address, number of sessions for each profession, GP's signature and date of the referral.
My GP hasn't signed my referral, can I still use it?
With telehealth consultations becoming more popular, many GPs are writing referrals and sending them straight off. Sometimes they will sign it electronically and this is ok - Medicare will still process the referral for you.
My referral has Chiropodist marked. Can I use this at your clinic?
Truthfully, I don't know what a chiropodist is! Do you?
We have registered Chiropractors so the Chiropractor box needs to be selected with the number of rebatable sessions. We can't use Chiropodist referrals.
I've only been given a couple of sessions but I think I'll need more. What do I do?
Being a chronic and ongoing health condition, you might require more sessions than Medicare will rebate you for. You can continue your treatment paying privately. If you have private health insurance with extras, you might be able to use that towards your consultation costs. Sometimes, private health insurance give you a higher rebate than what Medicare does.
Can I use Medicare rebates for online telehealth consultations?
Find out more about telehealth consultations.
What do I need to bring along to my appointment?
We encourage you to email your referral through prior to your appointment. We will check all the details are correct.
If your referral doesn't work for any reason - such as it's the wrong profession listed. You will be liable for the full consultation cost.
How do I claim the rebate?
We process the Medicare claim for you! As long as you have a valid referral, you won't pay a thing.
I've finished my 5 sessions. Can I get another referral?
Generally yes you can but it's up to your GP and it must be 12 months after your original referral or in the new calendar year.
If you have a referral for 5 sessions from March 5 2021 and you use all 5 sessions in 2020. Then from January 1 2022, you'll potentially be eligible for another 5 sessions.
If you have a referral for 5 sessions from March 5 2021 and you use 4 sessions in 2021 and one session in 2022 then you might be eligible for another 4 sessions for 2022.
You can use a maximum of 5 sessions per calendar year.
Medicare Forms for GPs
- Speak to your GP to determine your eligibility and to write your referral
- Entitles you up to five consultations per year
- Can be utilised on Chiropractic and Dietetic consultations
- We need your Medicare referral to process your rebate