There are lots of ways to get help with the cost of your child’s therapy session with us. Below are the main funding options – simply click each box to reveal more information about that funding option. If you’re not sure what you qualify for, or which is best for you, please contact us at the clinic.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a federal government program delivering funding and support for children with a disability. As a registered NDIS provider we provide therapy for agency Self-Managed and Plan Managed NDIS participants.
To access NDIS funding, you or your child must first be assessed against the access requirements to confirm eligibility. Find out how the NDIS works by visiting the NDIS website or by giving them a call on 1800 800 110.
What is EACH funding?
EACH is an NDIS Partner in the Community delivering the Early Childhood Approach in New South Wales. The Early Childhood program helps families with children aged 0 – 6 with assistance, advice and access to the supports in your local community.
If your child is aged 0 – 6 and has a disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive support from the NDIS through the Early Childhood Approach.
Providing quality supports early in your child’s life reduces the possible need for longer-term supports and will support them over time to lead an ordinary life.
As the NDIS Partner delivering Early Childhood Approach services, EACH will work with families to ensure they have access to supports quickly and easily.
If you are wanting to find out more information about EACH please feel free to speak to your Therapist.
The Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) provides Medicare rebates for services provided by Allied Health Practitioners for patients who have a Chronic Medical Condition. You may be eligible to claim a rebate through medicare for these services if you have a chronic condition that is being managed by your GP under a Chronic Disease Management Plan.
The CDM enables the patient to receive a maximum of 5 total treatments per calendar year for all Allied Health services. You are only able to access a total of 5 rebated sessions across all the Allied Health professionals not 5 rebates per service.
How do I access the CDM plan?
Your GP will decide if you are eligible for these services and will refer you where appropriate. For further information, please contact your GP.
I have been referred to you on an CDM plan, how does it work?
You will need to provide Bounce Kids with a copy of the CDM referral form prior which your GP has given to you prior to your first appointment. Once you have provided the form you will be able to access a maximum of 5 sessions per calendar year which are rebated by Medicare. The CDM and Medicare detgails will be added into Halaxy (our billing system).
Payment for the consult fee provide by the Bounce Kids Therapist will need to be paid in full. Your details which have been stored in Halaxy will be charged for the consult and then the Medicare rebate will process automatically through Halaxy and the refund will go back into your pre nominated account.
The Medicare rebate is currently $56.00 per service or $88.25 for a Mental Health Care Plan. The rebate will process over night from Medicare.
For more information please consult your GP or the Services Australia website.
If you are not eligible to access any funding through Medicare or any other Government funding, you may be covered under your Private Health Insurance.
The amount that you may be covered for will depend on the policy that will have and may be subject to waiting periods and other conditions.
If you wish to determine if you have cover under your Private Health Insurance to claim for treatment please contact your fund directly.
Do Bounce Kids process claims through the HICAPS system?
Yes! We can process your health fund claim on the spot provided you have your health fund card, and your health fund is registered with HICAPS . This means that when you attend Bounce Kids for treatment, all you will need to pay is the gap between your health fund benefit, and our fee.
You can access more information on the HICAPS system through the hicaps website.