Health Funds and Kinesiology

 

Starting 1 April 2019, all healthfunds will cease to provide benefits for kinesiology services due to changes to Section 121-10 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007:

 

 

  • From 1 April 2019 the following natural therapies will be excluded from the definition of private health insurance general treatment and will no longer receive the private health insurance rebate as part of a general treatment policy: Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Western herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi, and yoga.
  • Rules have been made to exclude these natural therapies from the definition of general treatment under section 121-10 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. Insurers will then not be able to offer benefits for these therapies as part of a complying health insurance policy.
  • Insurers can offer incentives to purchasers of private health insurance as long as the incentives meet the requirements of the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules. These incentives could include services provided by a natural therapist. It will be up to each insurer to decide whether to offer this type of incentive.
  • Consumers will still be able to choose to access these natural therapies outside the private health insurance system.

 

 


The below list of health funds cover Kinesiology until 30 March 2019 and recognize The Institute's eligible Professional members as health care providers in Australia. New provider applications are no longer accepted and processed. Health Funds (excluding HBF) will honour and process rebates for kinesiology services provided until 30 March 2019 (inclusive). 

 
AIK Ltd Provider Recognition with the following Health Funds (April 2017) 
  

AIK Health Funds - April 2017  

 

 

BUPA:  BUPA Australia has stated that Providers applying on or after 1 July 2009 must have a minimum of HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology) and applicants without an Australian National Qualification under the National Health Package HLT07 must have their 'current competencies' assessed by a Registered Training Organisation, RTO, to determine "equivalency".
BUPA click here for Our Ancillary Povider Terms


HCF: HCF healthfunds has stated that Providers applying must have a minimum of HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology) and applicants without an Australian National Qualification under the National Health Package HLT07 must have their 'current competencies' assessed by a Registered Training Organisation, RTO, to determine "equivalency".

 

 
Australian Unity:  Providers applying on or after 2 September 2013, Australian Unity only recognises new providers that have a nationally accredited or endorsed qualification, as current on the national VET register. These qualifications can be viewed on the training.gov.au website.

 

Australian Unity: Providers applying on or after 1 September 2014, Australian Unity only recognises new providers that have a minimum of HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology)

 

Australian Unity click here for AU Provider Number Application Form

* GU Health is part of the Australian Unity Group and follows the same guidelines for education recognition.

HBF: Providers applying on or after 1 January 2015, HBF only recognises new providers that have a minimum of HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology).

HBF has ceased to provide benefits for kinesiology services starting with 1st January 2019.

 

Medibank & ahm:

Since June 2009, Medibank has stated that it recognises AIK Ltd members who have a government accredited HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology) or an association accredited Diploma in Kinesiology.  Any educational qualification attained by completing a correspondence only course and/or clinical training that is not under supervision will not be recognised.  Overseas qualifications must at least equate to Australian qualifications. 

 

The AIK Ltd has been advised by AHM (July 2017), that it only recognises AIK Ltd members who have a government accredited HLT51507 Diploma in Kinesiology (new: HLT52415 Diploma in Kinesiology) or an association accredited Diploma in Kinesiology.  Any educational qualification attained by completing a correspondence only course and/or clinical training that is not under supervision will not be recognised.  Overseas qualifications must at least equate to Australian qualifications.
Medibank & ahm: Click here for Recognition Criteria FAQ
Medibank & ahm: Click here for Ancillary Billing Standards
Medibank & ahm: Click here for Patient Records Standards