INITIAL CONSULTATION - Thorough Assessment, Hands-On Treatment, and a Management Plan:
The initial consultation includes a thorough assessment of your injury, an accurate diagnosis, estimate of timeframe for recovery, comprehensive hands-on treatment, and a management plan to take away. Importantly this includes simple explanations, so you can understand...
Understanding. Peace of mind. Control. Happy.
EXTENDED CONSULTATION - Required For Two Inuries:
LONGER APPOINTMENT at an hourly rate to allow extra time for thorough assessment and treatment of TWO separate injuries.
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HEALTH FUND REBATES:
HICAPS ELECTRONIC CLAIMING :
HICAPS enables on-the-spot electronic rebate claiming for participating health funds. Bring your membership card to your appointment to claim the rebate - no need to take the receipt into your health fund – it’s all done. You do need the physical card to swipe. Click here for a list of participating health funds.
The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. Whether a patient is eligible for CDM services is a clinical judgement for the GP, taking into account the patient’s medical condition and care needs.
Patients being managed by their GP under a GP Management Plan (item 721) and Team Care Arrangements (item 723) are eligible for Medicare rebates for physiotherapy on referral from their GP. You can receive up to five sessions per calendar year. There is more information about EPC referrals HERE. The referral form is HERE.
We DO NOT bulk bill for this service. You can claim the Medicare rebate by swiping your Medicare card after you have paid the consultation fee for the session. The Medicare rebate (currently $58) can be refunded on-the-spot into a cheque or savings account, by swiping a debit card (not a credit card).
If you are injured at work, you need to notify your employer to start a Workers Compensation claim. Once you have seen your GP, obtained a medical certificate, claim number, and contact details for your employer's insurance company's claim manager, we can bill the insurer directly for your appointments.
CTP GREEN SLIP INJURIES:
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident you need to see a doctor, request a certificate of fitness, and notify your insurer. You can have two sessions of physiotherapy before you need to lodge your full insurance claim. If you need more treatment, lodge an application for personal injury benefits with the insurer. Once you have a medical certificate, claim number, and contact details for the CTP insurance company's claim manager, we can bill the insurer directly for your appointments.
4 business-hours notice is required to cancel your appointment or 100% of the consultation fee is charged. (50% of cancellations fees are donated to The Sydney Children's Hospital.)
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WHY IS THERE A CANCELLATION FEE?
1. Someone in need of treatment can benefit.
A last minute cancellation means that even if the health professional had a waiting list, those on the list find it hard to book on short notice as they may have to organise someone to pick up the kids or leave work, etc. People need time to organise themselves in most situations and the last minute cancellations are hard to fill.
2. The Health Professional maintains financial security
The majority of health professionals are paid per patient by commissions or other arrangements. This is the livelihood of health professionals who, like the rest of us, rely on a steady source of income to live. When a patient gives late notice the health professional also suffers.
With a decent amount of notice, there is a higher probability the booking will be filled and the health professional can help someone else and make the money they survive off.