News flash: Department of Health announces new Natural Therapies Review
In a spectacular back flip, the Minister for Health announced yesterday that the Department will undertake an updated Natural Therapies Review only six days after legislation came into effect to exclude a range of natural therapies from the private health insurance rebate.
The Minister said that the updated review would assess new evidence for natural therapies and undertake public consultation before any recommendations are made to Government to make some natural therapies eligible for subsidy through the private health insurance rebate again.
Remedial massage and myotherapy were not impacted by the recent legislative changes and remain eligible for subsidies. AMT anticipates that the proposed update of the review will further strengthen the case for massage therapy.
In fact, AMT is already eagerly anticipating the review of the review of the review. We’ve started working on the script for a reboot of Yes Minister.