NDIS & Insurance
We understand that navigating the NDIS and insurance minefield can be daunting which is why we are here to help.
Is my child eligible for the NDIS?
Parents can book their children in for an initial assessment with our therapists for advice, recommendations and to provide supporting documents, reports or letter of referral to assist in their application for the NDIS.
General criteria includes:
- Australian resident
- Disability is permanent or likely to be permanent and results insubstantially reduced functional capacity (communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, self care, self-management)
- Meet early intervention requirements where the person may not have functional deficits but the impact of the impairment may lead to substantially reduced functional capacity without support
- There is no known clinical, medical or other treatment that could remedy the impairment
- The access request must be made before age 65
Find out more on the NDIS website.
Yes, if you are self managed or plan managed. You either pay for services and claim the receipt through your NDIA portal if you are self managing.
If you are plan managed, Centre of Movement sets up an agreement your provider and invoice them directly for your child therapy services.
Yes. Allied health services tend to be an added extras option on your policy and coverage between providers can vary.
How to Claim with Private Health: HiCaps is available for immediate claims. The Centre of Movement can provide a receipt for rebates if your provider is not registered with HiCaps. Please contact your health fund to find out whether your policy covers exercise physiology and occupational therapy.
Payments are also accepted via EFTPOS and Visa/Mastercard.
Medicare has a few health plans that your child may be able to access. Each therapist at the Centre of Movement is a registered provider of Medicare Australia. Please speak to your GP for more information on plans and eligibility.
Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)
The Chronic Diseases Management Plan (CDM), previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC), is a Medicare-rebated funding program for people who have chronic medical conditions (classified as a condition that has been present for at least six months). The CDM provides eligible clients with a partial rebate for up to five (maximum) visits across a calendar year for Allied Health services. The five visits can be allocated across the Allied Health therapists if you need to access more than one type of therapy.
How Can We Access This Funding?
To access this type of funding, please meet with your GP to discuss eligibility. Your child may be eligible for this funding package if they have had a chronic medical condition for six months or more. You can inform your GP of how you would like to allocate the five visits, and for which therapists. Your GP will give you a form for you to bring to your appointment. After you receive this form, you are entitled to claim under the CDM.Appointments are paid for as usual. Centre of Movement will provide you with a receipt to submit to Medicare for a rebate. CDM-funded sessions cannot be paid for through your private health fund.