Health Fund Rebates For Remedial Massage
At Niggles & Knots, all of our therapists are qualified to a minimum of Diploma of Remedial Massage, and all are a member of the Massage & Myotherapy Association of Australia, Association of Massage Therapists, ATMS or ANTA. So what does this mean to you?
Well, several important things, such as a level of professionalism and ethical integrity and a requirement to:
a. follow a code of conduct set out by our association
b. continuously learn and improve through ongoing regular training and
c. keep up to date with all the latest research and industry news and developments.
But the most notable point that many of our clients are appreciative of is the ability to claim a health fund rebate for their remedial massage treatment under their extras cover (of course this only applies if you have a health fund that provides rebates for remedial massage).
Money back for massage – who doesn’t like getting a bit of cash back for taking care of their body and mind with a regular remedial massage?
And, because we love to make things simple for you, we also offer instant health fund rebates for remedial massage through any of the funds accepting Healthpoint claims. If you are a member of the following funds, just bring your health fund card along, make your claim and all you have to pay is the gap (if there is one):
Health Fund Claims
- Australian Unity
- Budget Direct Health
- CUA Health
- Defence Health *
- fit Health Insurance (part of GMHBA)
- GMHBA Health Insurance
- HBA (part of BUPA)
- Health Cover Direct
- BUPA (including MBF)
- Medibank Private
- Mutual Community (part of BUPA)
- Navy Health *
- NIB Health Funds
- NRMA Insuance *
- Peoplecare Health Insurance
- Queensland Country Health *
- Railway & Transport Health Fund (rthealth) *
- St George Health Protect
- Teachers Union Health
- Teachers Federation Health *
- RACT Health Insurance *
- Frank Health Insurance
Funds that don’t support on the spot claims
The following funds do not allow for on-the-spot claiming, however you can still claim rebates back under your remedial massage extras cover by submitting the receipt we will happily provide you:
- Australian Health Management (AHM)
- Bank SA
- Cardmember Health Insurance Plan
- The Doctors’ Health Fund
- HCF (including former Manchester Unity policies)
- Grand United Health
- National Mutual Health Insurance
- ACA Health Benefits Funds
- Cessnock & District Health Benefits Fund
- GMF Health
- Health Care Insurance Limited
- Health Partners
- Health Insurance Fund (HIF) WA
- Latrobe Health Services (Federation Health)
- Mildura District Hospital Fund
- Phoenix Health Fund
- Police Health Fund (South Australia Only)
- St Luke’s Health
- Transport Health
FAQ - how much money do I get back for my remedial massage rebate?
The amount you receive back for your remedial massage rebate with your health fund will depend completely on your individual policy as well as your chosen health fund. Most people who claim with funds seem to receive between $15 and $25 per treatment, although some receive up to 100% of the treatment fee. You should also consider your annual cap on remedial massage claims, as this will also limit how often you can claim.
We are not privy to your individual massage rebate amount until such time as we process a successful Healthpoint claim – and we can’t do this until after you’ve received your remedial massage treatment.
We therefore highly recommend you contact your health insurance fund and speak to them directly to confirm details. Make sure you ask:
- What rebate $ amount do I receive back for each remedial massage claim?
- What is my annual cap for remedial massages?
- Does this cap include other modalities or therapies as well?
With this information, you can work out how many remedial massages you will receive a health fund rebate for. This can help you to budget to cover the gap for regular or ongoing treatment.
FAQ - Are you a Medibank Private Members Choice Provider?
FAQ - I received a treatment from one of your Remedial Massage Therapists, why can't I get a rebate?
All of our therapists are qualified Remedial Massage Therapists. However some do provide additional modalities and treatment types that fall outside of the Remedial Massage framework.
If you receive the following treatments exclusively (without any remedial assessment or focus on remediating a dysfunction), they are not rebatable:
- Relaxation Massage
- Craniosacral Work
- ka huna Hawaiian Massage
Please note that specific techniques from these modalities can be used inside of a remedial massage where they are beneficial in remediating the dysfunction you present with, and the therapist recommends & gains your consent to apply the techniques. In these cases the techniques will generally be combined with several other remedial techniques to achieve the treatment plan & desired outcomes.
If you would like more information, we welcome you to read more about what a Remedial Massage is here, or give us a call to discuss further.