Medicare rebates are available for people with a chronic disease such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis etc. if they are referred by a GP with an EPC/CDM (Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management).
With this referral, you can receive up to 5 partially funded sessions under Medicare in a calendar year. Medicare currently contribute a rebate of $55.10 leaving an outstanding out of pocket amount. However, if you have exceeded the threshold on the Medicare safety net* you can receive up to 80-100% back.
*Medicare Safety Net is a threshold in which if you spend over a certain amount of verified gap/out of pocket costs in a calendar year, the amount you get back from Medicare increases. A link to these amounts can be found here.
You must obtain a referral from your GP (lasts 12-months) prior to your first appointment with us. The GP will complete this form to accompany your medical history and a consent form for your EP to sign. These forms are usually faxed to us but feel free to being a hardcopy just in case.
When you have utilised all your sessions, you may then use private health insurance to provide rebate, but they cannot be used together to cover the cost of the appointment.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call our lovey reception staff.
Private Health Insurance
Most private health funds offer rebates for Exercise Physiology services with Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group. Please contact your private health fund to find out more.
We provide on the spot rebates using our Tyro terminal.
Please contact your private health fund to discover what rebate you will get back for Exercise Physiology.
We are registered NDIS providers for self-funded, plan-managed, and NDIA-managed participants.
How can we help you?
Exercise physiologists are tertiary-qualified allied health professionals that specialise in using exercise as a powerful tool to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals with chronic health conditions of all kinds.
We can assess your physical fitness, discuss your NDIS goals, and provide an individualised exercise program that helps you towards your goals, such as:
- Improving independence and ability to complete activities of daily living
- Falls prevention and balance
- Reconditioning or strength programs
- Managing persistent pain or fatigue
- Increasing movement confidence and participation in the community
- Improving flexibility and mobility
- Reducing the impact of your disability by improving your overall function
- Managing the side effects of long-term medication, such as weight gain, reduced bone density, and poor sleep.
You can access an exercise physiologist through your Improved Daily Living Skills or Improved Health and Wellbeing NDIS funding.
At Melbourne Exercise Physiology Group/Moving Beyond Cancer we see excellent results with our NDIS clients. We have helped individuals with many different chronic and complex conditions, including autism, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety, Marfan syndrome, intellectual disability, brain injury (traumatic or acquired). To read more about our success stories please enjoy reading the testimonials.
We are an approved TAC exercise physiology provider.
We prescribe safe, effective and appropriate exercise program to help you recover from your accident injuries. We also provide advice on how to stay active.
We do not charge a gap.
TAC will pay for exercise physiology services immediately after your transport accident. You don’t need to contact TAC for initial approval, however you will need to provide us with your TAC claim number, date of accident and claim manager.
We are registered with WorkSafe to provide exercise physiology services.
We have been helping people on WorkSafe for many years. We do not charge a gap.
The Exercise Physiology Clinical Framework for WorkSafe is based on the following principles:
- Measurable treatment effectiveness must be demonstrated.
- A biopsychosocial approach is essential for the management of pain.
- Treatment must focus on empowering the worker to manager their injury.
- Treatment goals must be functional and focused on return to work.
- Treatment must be based on the best evidence available.
- A medical practitioner must provide a request for exercise physiology services prior to commencement of treatment.
Department of Veteran Affairs
We are registered to provide exercise physiology services through DVA.
Exercise physiology (EP) services help through:
- The delivery of clinical exercise to manage chronic disease
- Post-hospital exercise rehabilitation for treatment of a major injury or illness
EP services may contribute to the management of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic muscular conditions
Who can receive exercise physiology services through DVA?
You may receive EP services if you have an assessed clinical need and a:
- Veteran Gold Card; or
- Veteran White Card and your treatment is for an accepted service-related condition
- Have a chronic disease; or
- Are recovering after a hospital stay for treatment of a major injury or illness
What you can receive
If you are eligible for EP services, your exercise physiologist may:
- Provide you with a treatment plan, including the type, number and frequency of services you require
- Teach you the skills to independently manage your health condition through an exercise regime
EP services are not intended for ongoing treatment.
From 1 October 2019, referrals to this service will be under the Allied Health Services treatment cycle. This means that a referral will last for up to 12 sessions or 1 year, whichever ends first.
These treatment cycles place you at the centre of your care and the general practitioner (GP) as your care coordinator.
There are no limits to the number of treatment cycles you can have.
You can also have:
- A separate treatment cycle for each allied health service you need; and
- Treatment cycles for different allied health services at the same time
The treatment cycle does not apply to physiotherapy and exercise physiology services for clients who have a Totally and Permanent Incapacitated (TPI) Gold Card. Exercise physiology or physiotherapy services for TPI clients must still be clinically necessary, evidence based and goals oriented. The treatment cycle will apply to TPI clients for referrals to all other allied health services.
How you access
- Get a referral to an exercise physiologist covered by the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) from your:
- General practitioner (GP)
- Medical specialist
- Treating doctor in hospital
- Hospital discharge planner
If you have a current referral your exercise physiologist may refer you to another exercise physiologist.
- Contact us to make an appointment. We accept your Veteran Gold Card or Veteran White Card for our services.
The Christina Ghobodi Foundation
n 2021, Moving Beyond Cancer partnered up with The Christina Ghobadi Foundation to support young Victorians living with cancer be more physically active & reach their health & fitness goals.
The Christina Ghobadi Foundation is a charity that provides wellness grants to young people living with cancer.
Grant applicants must be 18-30 years old, Victorian residents who are currently receiving or recently completed oncology treatment. If you know someone who may be eligible & benefit from a wellness grant please reach out. Grant supports can go towards many support services including exercise physiology with us at Moving Beyond Cancer, other allied health services, gym memberships, dance classes, yoga & more!
To find out more about the amazing work The Christina Ghobadi foundation is doing click here
(The Christina Ghobadi Foundation (cgfoundation.org.au).
The Christina Ghobadi Foundation shares a passion & understanding of the benefits of being physically active during and after cancer treatment, you can read more about it here. https://cgfoundation.org.au/how-exercise-can-benefit-you-during-and-after-cancer-treatment/
To find out more about the benefits of exercise during & after cancer treatment have a look at our website, blog or speak to our friendly team.