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We have HICAPS: Medicare and Private Health Claiming

hicapsWe are very, very, very excited (I mean over the moon) to announce that The Healthy Eating Hub now has HICAPS.

‘Fantastic,’ I hear you say. ‘What does that mean?’

Well my friends, our brand spanking new HICAPS machine allows us to offer a rebate from your private health insurer at the point of sale. All you have to do is pay the gap! Save time and effort claiming from your private health insurer.

‘How much will my gap payment be?’

The amount you are able to claim with your private health insurer will depend on your level of cover. You can enquire with your private health insurer prior to your consultation if you wish. Simply provide your insurer with the cost of the consultation and the HICAPS item number below to find out how much you will be required to pay.

HICAPS item number:

  • First Consultation: 500
  • Second and Support consultations: 600

Below are the participating health funds for dietetic services through HICAPS: Participating_Health_Funds_for_Dietitians_0315

‘Can I claim with Medicare?’

Our new HICAPS facility also greally improves our ability to process Medicare consultations and bulk bill eligible clients. The Healthy Eating Hub can bulk bill clients who have one of the following Chronic Disease Management reports provided by their GP:

  • A GP Management Plan (GPMP) – item 721
  • Team Care Arrangement (TCA) – item 723

First consultations – Clients will be asked to pay the full cost of the consultation and a Medicare rebate will be refunded into their bank account either through the HICAPS machine or through manual claiming.

Second consultations / 1 hour support consultations – Clients will be asked to pay the full cost of the consultation and a Medicare rebate will be refunded into their bank account either through the HICAPS machine or through manual claiming.

Bulk Billed 30 minute support consultations – Clients will have no out of pocket expenses and bulk billing will occur through the HICAPS machine.

If you would like to claim for dietetic consultations through Medicare please speak to your GP.

‘Will this apply to all practitioners?’

Medicare and private health insurer rebates are available for The Healthy Eating Hub’s Accredited Practising Dietitians; Clare Wolski and Rebecca Mete.

As Kate Freeman and James Kuhn are Registered Nutritionists it is not possible to claim for individual consultations with them. Claiming is also not available for Student Consultations.

Please note: Claims for private health insurance and Medicare cannot be made for the same consultation.

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