Government Funding & Rebates
The Voice Within Therapy Centre is a registered provider for the following funding options and are happy to help you through the funding process.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) began the implementation of the National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) in 2016 following a successful trial period. Upon fulfilling the eligibility criteria, families and individuals are supported with plans highlighting specific needs for daily personal activities, community activities including transportation, employment, therapeutic supports, personal independence building, home modifications, mobility equipment and vehicle modification. As Allied Health providers, we have the privilege to partner with the NDIA as service providers to provide services to improve quality of life and community participation.
Click here for further information on the “National Insurance Disability Scheme” eligibility.
Chronic Disease Management Medicare Funding (10970)
The Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Plan) is completed by a GP for children requiring medical/ allied health assistance. If you have been given a Chronic Disease Management Plan including speech therapy by your GP, you will be eligible to receive a partial Medicare rebate for up to 5x speech therapy sessions per calendar year. You are still required to pay the full amount of all sessions on the day of the appointment. Allied Health Assistant sessions are not rebatable via Medicare.
Click here for further information on the “Chronic Disease Individual Allied Health Services Under Medicare” factsheet.
PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) / Allied Health Professional Medicare Funding (Assessment: 82005, Treatment: 82020)
This funding is organised by your Paediatrician for all children under 15 who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. It provides 20 partially rebated sessions for Speech Pathology, Psychology and/or Occupational Therapy for a person’s life. Four of these are available for assessment and sixteen for therapy, totalling 20 sessions. As with above, you are still required to pay the full amount of sessions on the day of the appointment.
Private Health Rebates
Private Health Insurance rebates are also available for speech therapy services. The Voice Within Speech Pathology is a registered provider under all known Private Health companies to date. The ability to access this funding is determined by your level of cover and/or if you have selected “Speech Pathology” as one of your Allied Health Services that is claimable. To access this funding option, you will still need to pay the full amount on the day of your appointment, however when you then post/ take the receipt to your Private Health Provider, you will receive a rebate. Please contact your Provider for information regarding rebate amounts/ restrictions. Allied Health Assistant sessions are not rebatable via Private Health Insurance.
Frequently asked questions
What are your fees for NDIS managed sessions or NDIS plan managed sessions?
Our fees for these sessions are in accordance to the NDIS set fees at that time. Please refer to the updated NDIS fee guide on the NDIS website.
How much is the rebate for Enhanced Primary Care/ Chronic Disease Management sessions?
The rebate amount for these sessions are approximately $55.10. This amount will be rebated after the full fee is paid.
How do we claim under Private Health Insurance for sessions?
At present, these claims require manual claiming by clients. As soon as fees are processed and a receipt is issued, you can use this for claiming purposes.
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