Rebates and benefits are available to support your health improvement program
Claim a rebate for your health treatment
The health services at Body Organics are provided by highly trained allied health professionals, so many of the treatments are claimable either with your private health fund or with Medicare.
Private health insurance benefits
Can I claim a rebate for my allied health treatment?
There are two types of private health Insurance – hospital cover and extras cover. Many of the health services provided at Body Organics are claimable under your private health fund’s extras cover. Extras policies provide benefits for ancillary health services such as physiotherapy, remedial massage, osteopathy, podiatry and other therapies.
The level of rebate you receive under your health insurance cover varies depending on which health fund you are with and on your level of cover. If you would like to find out the amount that will be covered for a particular service, just contact Body Organics and we can provide you with the service item number so you can enquire with your health fund.
Can I claim a rebate for my pilates classes?
Private health insurance reforms effective 1st April 2019: The Department of Health has conducted a review of natural therapies in its campaign to help contain premium increases for private health insurance. As a result, from 1st April 2019 rebates for pilates classes with a pilates instructor will no longer be eligible for rebates under physiotherapy extras cover with your private health insurer.
Body Organics will continue to provide quality pilates sessions with our team of highly skilled pilates instructors. Our proud pilates heritage began way back in 2002 as Pilates & Healing and since then our team has delivered thousands of pilates classes to their satisfied clients. Specialised pilates classes designed to suit your individual needs always has and always will be at the core of our business.
If you’re still looking to claim your classes under physiotherapy in your private health cover, then consider a small group physiotherapy class. These classes are delivered by our physiotherapists with a maximum of 3 clients and are ideal for those managing chronic conditions and rehabilitating from injury or surgery. Seeing a physiotherapist before you begin pilates is also a good way to start your program if you have a particular injury or concern that needs to be considered in the development of your personal program.
Medicare benefits and other government programs
For many of the health services provided at Body Organics you or your family members may be eligible for assistance from Medicare or other government programs. Some examples are listed below – check with your doctor, health professional, Medicare or the relevant department for more details.
// Chronic Disease Management (CDM): this Medicare allied health initiative allows chronically ill people who are being managed by their doctor under a CDM plan to access Medicare rebates for allied health services. These services may include treatment by a physiotherapist, dietitian, podiatrist or psychologist or other allied health practitioner.
// Better Access: this initiative provides support through Medicare for mental health practitioners such as psychologists and appropriately trained occupational therapists. A medical referral and GP Mental Health Treatment Plan are usually required.
// Helping Children with Autism: this package offers funding for early intervention services such as those provided by developmental paediatricians and paediatric allied health professionals (physiotherapy, speech pathology, psychology and occupational therapy).
// Paediatric benefits: Medicare benefits are also available for a range of specified developmental paediatric services for children with certain conditions. For these services a medical referral is usually required.
HICAPS for quick and easy claiming
At each Body Organics studio we have a dedicated HICAPS / EFTPOS terminal so you can quickly and easily process your private health fund and Medicare claims. Simply swipe your health fund or Medicare card into the HICAPS terminal and just pay the gap amount with your credit or debit card (we accept MasterCard or Visa).