Can I Claim Back Any of the Costs for Voice Therapy Sessions at Voice Care WA?
If you have Ancillary Health cover most Private Health Insurance companies rebate some of the cost for voice therapy depending on your level of insurance. It is best if you check with your insurer to see if you are covered for Speech Pathology.
Worker’s Compensation – if your claim for your voice problem has been accepted as Worker’s Compensation you will need to pay your accounts and then claim back directly with the Worker’s Compensation insurer.
Medicare – co-payment may be possible for a limited number of sessions if your General Practitioner views that you are eligible through the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) and submits the forms to Medicare. Again you will need to pay for your session and then claim any rebate directly from Medicare. There is a significant gap between the Medicare rebate and the fees charged. You can’t claim through Medicare and your private health insurance for the same session.