What is a Medicare Allied Health Rebate for Chiropractic Care?
A Medicare Allied Health rebate, issued by your local GP, covers you for ‘complimentary’ chiropractic treatment. If you suffer from a chronic condition that requires care, you may be eligible to receive up to five chiropractic visits per calendar year.
Am I Eligible for a Medicare Allied Health rebate?
You may be, depending on your health condition and how long you’ve had it for. Visit your local GP to discuss this matter. You may be placed on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan that specifically refers you to a specialist, such as a chiropractor, for appropriate treatment. It is your GP that decides if a Medicare Allied Health Rebate is appropriate in your case.
What Does it Cost Me?
Your Medicare Allied Health rebate for chiropractic should be complimentary, if you are eligible. It covers the cost of up to five full chiropractic sessions at Chirolife chiropractic clinic. You should not incur any other expenses during these visits, unless you undergo additional treatments. You can, of course, continue with chiropractic care after the rebates have been exhausted.
What About Private Health Insurance?
You need to decide if you are going to use your Medicare rebate or your private health insurance. You can’t use both for one visit. Once you have exhausted your 5 Medicare rebates you may continue with chiropractic care, paying as you go or using your health insurance.
Does Medicare Allied Health Rebate Cover X-rays?
No, however Chirolife may bulk bill these if required. Speak with one of our staff on this.
Note: Chirolife is not responsible for the amount reimbursed by Medicare as it is a matter between yourself, Medicare and your GP. If you think you could benefit from chiropractic care then ask your GP about a Medicare Allied Health referral for treatment at Chirolife.