Insurance and Billing
Private Health Funds
Mint Foot Care Podiatry has HICAPS facilities on-site for direct claiming from your private health fund. The rebates for podiatry services are different for each private health fund and level of cover.
After the consultation, your health fund card is simply swiped through the HICAPS terminal. Your claim details are entered to receive an instant rebate leaving you only the gap (the difference between the full fee at the time of the consultation and the amount claimed from your health fund). The gap amount is paid using our EFTPOS facility with your EFTPOS or credit card.
Please contact your private health fund for more information about the podiatry and orthotic rebates you may be eligible for.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
DVA Gold Card holders and White Card holders specifying podiatry are entitled to all podiatry treatments to be billed directly to DVA upon receipt of a doctor’s referral.
We can bulk bill general consultations to Medicare upon receipt of a Medicare referral from your General Practitioner (GP) also known as the Chronic Disease Management (CDM)-Individual Allied Health Services Referral.
The CDM Program is a government initiative that was introduced to provide more preventative care and to improve coordination of care for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs.
We can bulk bill to Medicare a total of 5 podiatry visits through a CDM referral per calendar year.
Please speak with your GP in regards to obtaining a referral.
According to WorkCover Queensland, they provide workers’ compensation insurance to over 150,000 employers in Queensland. They work with employers, injured workers and medical and rehabilitation service providers to achieve the best possible return to work outcomes for all parties.
If you have injured yourself at work or on your way to work, you may be eligible to have your injury treated through Workcover Queensland or through your employers’ workers compensation policy.
The first steps are to report the injury to your employer and see your General Practitioner (GP) or hospital regarding treatment.
Our Podiatrists are registered with WorkCover Queensland and will assist in your rehabilitation, by providing assessments, advice, and treatments for all work-related lower limb injuries. We write work cover treatment plans, and work closely with case managers, employers and injured workers to facilitate intervention and return to work programs.
For us to bill WorkCover Queensland, patients must have:
- A current medical certificate completed by their GP and
- An approved WorkCover Queensland claim number.
We can treat WorkCover patients with a pending claim, but they will be responsible for covering the cost of the appointment. Once WorkCover Queensland approves the claim, they can reimburse the cost to the patient. Contact WorkCover Queensland on 1300 362 128 to find out the status of your claim. Please note that a you may receive a claim number, but the application may still be in process.
HCF Participating Provider
Our podiatrists at Mint Foot Care are HCF Participating Providers for the ‘More for Feet’ program. This program fully covers an eligible HCF member’s initial consultation or comprehensive service once per year without any out of pocket expenses to members who hold eligible extras cover.
The initial comprehensive consultation includes:
- A diagnosis
- History taking
- Treatment plan
- Clinical intervention