Remedial Massage and Myotherapy still eligible for health insurance rebates
It may seem like a bad April Fool’s day prank but the April 1 exclusion of a whole swag of natural therapies from the private health insurance rebate does not apply to remedial massage and myotherapy. Australians with appropriate ancillary cover will continue to be able to claim on relevant services provided by AMT members who meet the provider criteria of the funds.
From 1 April 2019 the following natural therapies will be excluded from the definition of private health insurance general treatment and will no longer receive the private health insurance rebate as part of a general treatment policy:
- Alexander technique
- Bowen Therapy
- Western herbalism
- Tai chi,
For more information, please refer to the announcement on the Department of Health website.
But it’s business as usual for remedial massage and myotherapy.