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Frequently Asked Questions about the Rebate of Consultation Fees from Private Health Insurers

13th July 12

Q: Why did my private health insurer refuse to pay the rebate of consultation fees you charged even though you are a registered Chinese medicine practitioner from 1st July 2012?

A: Private health insurers have the discretion to choose the health care providers with whom they enter into commercial arrangements . Not all private health insurers currently recognise FCMA as a national professional association, despite the FCMA being recognised by most of the private health insurers.

Q: How can I get the rebate from the private health insurer then?

A: It is the private health insurer’s right to choose the providers they recognise. Please see below for a list of private health insurers that do recognise FCMA, thereby resolving the issues in claiming your rebate.

Medibank Private: Tel: 132 331
Website: http://www.medibank.com.au/

Australian Health Management (AHM): Tel: 1300 564 624
Website: http://www.ahm.com.au/

Australian Unity: Tel: 132 939
Website: http://www.australianunity.com.au/

Australian Regional Health Group Limited (ARHG): including 25 health funds
Tel: (03) 9756 0550
Website: https://www.arhg.com.au/contact.asp

Grand United Corporate Health Limited: Tel: 1800 249 966
Website: http://www.guhealth.com.au/Pages/Home.aspx

Commonwealth Bank Health Service (CBHS): Tel: 1300 654 123
Website: http://cbhs.com.au/

HBF: Tel: 133 423
Website: http://www.hbf.com.au/

For other health funds that recognise the FCMA as a national professional association, please visit: http://www.fcma.org.au/en/aboutus/healthfunds