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Lakeside Chiropractic

Bulk Billing

Bulk Billing assistance can be provided through Medicare and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), if you are eligible; We also assist with Motor Vehicle Insurance, Workers Compensation Claims.

Do we accept Bulk Billing? YES, if you are on an Allied Health Care plan provided by your GP- please be aware of a small gap payment.

Here at Lakeside Chiropractic we accept and partially bulk bill patients with a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) or an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plans. There medical rebates offered are available for a maximum of 5 chiropractic visits per calendar year, which Medicare will pay for $53.80 of the appointment.

A Chronic Disease Management CDM plan is available to patients who have been suffering or will be suffering with a medical condition for 6 or longer months duration or have numerous health concerns. There is no list of eligible conditions, although some available for bulk billing include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and strokes.

The care plan is directly related to your presenting condition and it is determined by your GP whether Chiropractic would aid in the management of a chronic condition.

5 easy steps for bulk billing;

1. CLICK HERE to download the rebate information letter

2. Book an appointment with your local GP

3. Show your GP the rebate information letter above and ask for Chiropractic

4. Your GP will either fax us or give you a referral letter for bulk billing

5. Make an appointment with us

 

 

***Please be aware we charge a gap of $35.20 for New Patients/ Extended Appointments and $15.20 for Regular Treatments***

Bulk billing for up to five individual allied health visits per calendar year (the period of time between January 1 and December 31).

WorkCover WA and Insurance Commission WA (Motor Vehicle Claims)

If you have a Workers Compensation claim or Personal injury claim you are required to bring all documentation with you stating that the claim is approved and the Claim no. If you have not go this documentation you will have to pay for the appointments yourself and get reimbursed from Workcover when it is approved.

When your claim has been accepted, forward all accounts and invoices relating to medical treatment and other approved workers’ compensation entitlements to your employer, or their insurer, as soon as possible.

As with all correspondence, it is important to keep and file copies for your own reference.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

‚ÄčIf you have a Department of Veteran’s Affairs White or Gold card (DVA), your Chiropractic appointment is completely bulk billed. You must get a referral from you DVA approved GP and ask for Chiropractic services. Your referral is valid for 12 sessions or one year, which ever ends first. You may return to your GP for new referral to the chiropractor if required.

Private Insurance Companies

We accept all private health companies and process your card on the day of your appointment.

BUPA MEMBERS

New Patients: $83
Regular Appointments: $64
Extended Treatment (30min): $95

MEDIBANK MEMBERS

New Patients: $81
Regular Treatment: $57
Extended Treatment (30min): $95

OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

New Patients: $95
Regular Treatment (20min): $70
Extended Treatment (30min): $95

FAQs

Am I eligible for a bulk billed Chiropractic?

A CDM plan is available to patients who have been suffering or will be suffering with a medical condition/musculoskeletal condition for 6+ month’s duration or have numerus health concerns. Consult your GP in order to see if you are eligible for a CDM plan.

How do I get a CDM Plan?

To be placed on a CDM plan you must be referred by your GP.

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

Just a copy of your CDM / EPC plan and your Medicare care in order to bulk bill your appointment.

Is my appointment bulk billed?

Yes, we only charge a gap of $35.20 for New Patients / Extended Appointment and $15.20 for Regular Treatments.