Private Health Fund 


Following the introduction of the Private Health Insurance (Accreditation) Rules 2008 (reviewed in 2011), massage therapists must be a member of an accredited association in order to gain Approved Provider Status with the individual Private Health Funds.  Massage & Myotherapy Australia has gained accreditation with various health funds which allows our eligible members to be registered automatically as a provider.  Massage & Myotherapy Australia forwards eligible members details to the individual Private Health Funds on a regular basis.

Approved Provider Status enables your clients to claim a rebate on their treatment from their Private Health Fund.

To qualify and remain as an Approved Provider on the Health Funds list administered by Massage & Myotherapy Australia, you are required to:

  • be a financial member
  • have current Public Liability Insurance and provide Massage & Myotherapy Australia with a copy of the Certificate of Currency
  • have Senior/Level 2 First Aid and provide Massage & Myotherapy Australia with a copy of the Certificate
  • notify Massage & Myotherapy Australia of all clinic details including address (no PO Boxes) and phone number
  • gain required CPE points demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional education

Your receipt may be rubber stamped, a pre-printed receipt book, letterhead or computer generated and must include the below details.

 

 

Issuing Receipts

Your receipt must be either a pre-printed receipt book or a letterhead or computer generated form.  The receipt must include the following details.

  • name of therapist
  • AAMT (Massage & Myotherapy Australia) member number
  • full practice street address (not PO Box) OR  suburb and postcode
  • practice telephone number
  • ABN
  • clients name
  • date of treatment
  • type of treatment, eg remedial massage
  • cost of treatment/s
  • provider number (when issued)

If clients request a copy of a receipt it must be endorsed with the words ‘duplicate copy’.

Massage & Myotherapy Australia has been advised by Medibank and ahm that their Ancillary Billing Standards have been updated. From 1 April 2021, Medibank and ahm will require electronically issued or printed invoices/receipts for eligible Approved Providers to offer a rebate. This means handwritten or stamped receipts will no longer be accepted. For more information, or to review the updated Ancillary Billing Standards for Medibank and ahm, please click here.