Claims Through Medicare
If you have a referral from your GP for an Enhanced Primary Health Care (EPC) plan you are eligible to claim through medicare.
Medicare covers osteopathic treatment for chronic conditions. A chronic condition is one that is more than 6 months in duration. To access Medicare funded osteopathy you will need to speak to your GP about whether you are eligible for up to five discounted treatments per calendar year. If eligible you must obtain a referral from your GP for an Enhanced Primary Health Care (EPC) plan.
Payment for the treatment is still required at the time of the appointment and re-claim back from medicare electronically on the spot.
For more information about the EPC program talk to your osteopath and your GP, go to the Medicare Australia website www.medicare.gov.au, or call Medicare Australia on: 132 011.