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Update for PACFA Members: Rebates for Private Health Funds

PACFA is continuing to work closely with Private Health Funds to ensure that all our members can provide rebated services to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

New information is now available on the PACFA website for members interested in becoming providers, or who are already providers, for Bupa and Police and Emergency Services Health funds.

Bupa

PACFA recently updated our Bupa Private Health Rebates page with information on Bupa’s response to COVID-19, which includes new Telehealth Guidelines and a temporary waiver of the requirement to hold a current First Aid certificate. The page also contains basic information on who is eligible to apply to become a Bupa provider. Both Counsellors and psychotherapists who have training that meets Bupa’s Recognition Criteria may be eligible for recognition.

If you are an eligible PACFA member interested in becoming a Bupa provider, you can learn more about eligibility, registration and service provision via our Bupa Frequently Asked Questions page.

To apply to become a Bupa provider please complete this spreadsheet and email the completed form to our Membership Team at membership@pacfa.org.au or call the PACFA Office on (03) 9486 3077.

Police and Emergency Services Health Funds

From 1 April 2020 eligible PACFA Clinical Registrants are able to become providers for Police Health and Emergency Services Health.

To be eligible to provide services under Police Health and Emergency Services Health, you need to hold PACFA Clinical registration and meet the qualification requirements for the two health funds.

PACFA recently updated our Police and Emergency Services Health Funds Rebates page with new information on COVID-19 measures. There are special measures for the provision of services via Telehealth due to COVID-19, and Police & Emergency Services Health funds have also waived the requirement to hold a current First Aid Certificate until 31st December 2020. This requirement will come back into force from 1st January 2021, so PACFA members should prepare to undertake the first aid training in order to retain provider currency. 

There is also a new Police and Emergency Services Health Funds FAQs page which outlines how to apply for recognition and provide rebated services to clients who are members of either fund.

PACFA encourages all members interested in providing rebated services under the Police & Emergency Services Health Funds to read the Police & Emergency Services Health Guidelines for Counselling Services – PACFA.

If you wish to become a Police & Emergency Services Health Funds provider please complete this spreadsheet and email the completed form to our Membership Team at membership@pacfa.org.au.

If you have any further questions, please contact the PACFA Membership Team at membership@pacfa.org.au.

 

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