This will depend on your situation. The following third parties are providing telehealth rebates:
Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA)
Telehealth is fully covered for all DVA patients so no payment is required.
Yes telehealth podiatry rebates are available. Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics are classified as an unregistered NDIS provider. Therefore prepayment in full is required for all telehealth consultations and the patient has to manually claim any rebates through NDIS.
Telehealth podiatry services are bulk-billed through Medicare provided you have a referral for podiatry services under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program. Prepayment in full is still required for all telehealth CDM consultations. We will submit your claim to Medicare on your behalf and you will receive 100% rebate meaning there is no gap fee. It is a government directive that all Medicare CDM telehealth consultations are bulk billed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Private Health Funds
Private health funds are starting to come onboard with telehealth particularly given the current climate and some are now offering rebates. Some private health funds may request you have a GP referral for telehealth before claiming. As it is changing rapidly we suggest you check with your individual health fund to see if you are covered for telehealth podiatry consultations and what the requirements are.
NB. Prepayment in full is required for all telehealth consultations. You will have to manually send the receipt to your private health fund for any applicable rebate.