When you become a provider for a health fund you are agreeing to abide by their terms and conditions.

Please ensure you learn about the various Health Funds and read, understand and abide by the Terms and Conditions for your agreements with them.

AHM

AHM

As defined by the Medibank, MAA members must meet the following Requirements to be forwarded to Medibank.

Minimum Education Requirements means HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage (or later equivalents) in which the course duration is at a minimum 12 months for full time students or 18 months part time students (not inclusive of any Certificate IV units) and that requires a minimum of 20% of the course to contain clinical training to be conducted on campus supervised by a trainer with the appropriate qualifications. Also, the following practical components which require skills based knowledge should also be delivered on campus – surface anatomy, palpation, clinical examination, assessment of conditions, treatment plans, tactile therapies massage techniques and other associated therapeutics and techniques.

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

Terms and Conditions

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL HEALTH GROUP (ARHG)

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL HEALTH GROUP

Please note: ARHG has 24 smaller Health Funds within the group, and requirements may change, for more information. Please download the Private Health Fund Information at www.arhg.com.au

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • HLT40302/HLT40307/HLT40312
  • HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency (Insurance)
  • Current MAA Membership
  • Working with children and vulnerable people
  • Required CPE Points

Diploma Remedial Massage 
As defined by the Medibank, MAA members must meet the following Requirements to be forwarded to Medibank.

Minimum Education Requirements means HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage (or later equivalents) in which the course duration is at a minimum 12 months for full time students or 18 months part time students (not inclusive of any Certificate IV units) and that requires a minimum of 20% of the course to contain clinical training to be conducted on campus supervised by a trainer with the appropriate qualifications. Also, the following practical components which require skills based knowledge should also be delivered on campus – surface anatomy, palpation, clinical examination, assessment of conditions, treatment plans, tactile therapies massage techniques and other associated therapeutics and techniques.

Provider registration requirements are located here.

To review the Individual ARHG Health Funds Provider Terms and Conditions, please click the below links:

ACA Health Benefits Funds AIA Health Insurance CUA Health Defence Health Emergency Services Health
Frank Health Insurance GMBHA HBF Health Limited Health Care Insurance Limited Health Insurance Fund (HIF)
Health Partners (HP) Hunter Health Insurance Latrobe Health Services Mildura District Hospital Fund Navy Health Fund
Nurses & Midwives Health Pty Ltd (NMH) Onemedifund Peoplecare Health Insurance Phoenix Health Fund Police Health Fund
Queensland Country Health Railway and Transport Health Fund Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd St Luke’s Health Teachers Health (Teachers Federation Health Limited)
Teachers Union Health Territory Health Fund Transport Health Westfund  

AUSTRALIAN UNITY

AUSTRALIAN UNITY

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy 
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency
  • Current MAA Membership
  • Required CPE Points

Terms and Conditions

BUPA

BUPA

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma Remedial Massage - HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/
  • Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy - 21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC  
    • Any educational qualifications substantially attained by distance only learning, online learning and external mode will not be recognised.
  • Massage Association of Australia Membership
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency
  • Required CPE Points
  • Minimum of $2-million Professional Indemnity Insurance & 10 million Public Liability

 

Links Below:

 

Ancillary Provider Terms (1 November 2023)

For Natural Therapists

Bupa | Information for hospital, medical and ancillary providers

Bupa Accreditation Terms for Professional Associations

 

CBHS

CBHS

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • HLT40302/HLT40307/HLT40312
  • HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy 
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency
  • Current MAA Membership
  • Required CPE Points

Terms and Conditions

DOCTORS' HEALTH FUND

DOCTORS' HEALTH FUND

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy 
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency
  • Current MAA Membership
  • Required CPE Points

If you have a client with this health fund, please email info@doctorshealthfund.com.au and attach your Certificate of Registration (confirmation letter can be requested at anytime from the Association) and the clinic address you wish to add. Their phone number is 1800 226 126 (press 2).

HBF

HCF

Currently not available for MAA members

MEDIBANK

MEDIBANK

As defined by the Medibank, MAA Members must meet the following Requirements to be forwarded to Medibank.

Minimum Education Requirements means HLT50307 Diploma of Remedial Massage (or later equivalents) in which the course duration is at a minimum 12 months for full time students or 18 months part time students (not inclusive of any Certificate IV units) and that requires a minimum of 20% of the course to contain clinical training to be conducted on campus supervised by a trainer with the appropriate qualifications. Also, the following practical components which require skills based knowledge should also be delivered on campus – surface anatomy, palpation, clinical examination, assessment of conditions, treatment plans, tactile therapies massage techniques and other associated therapeutics and techniques.

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

Terms and Conditions

Medibank and ahm Ancillary Provider Recognition Criteria and Standards Update April 2021

 

NIB

NIB

Also includes Apia Health Insurance, AAMI Health, SUNCORP, Qantas Insurance, United Healthcare Global, IMAN Australian Health Plans, GU Health ING Health, Priceline Health Insurance and NIB GreenPass.

APPROVED PROVIDER REQUIREMENTS:

  • HLT50302/HLT50307/HLT52015/21920VIC/21511VIC/22248VIC/22316VIC Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy 
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Certificate of Currency
  • Current MAA Membership
  • Required CPE Points

Terms and Conditions

https://www.nib.com.au/docs/recognised-provider-terms-and-conditions

Extras and ancillary providers | nib

https://www.nib.com.au/docs/providers-sample-receipt

 

 

HICAPS

Learn more about HICAPS

https://www.hicaps.com.au/

NOTE about HICAPS:
Your Association cannot help you beyond advising you to work with HICAPS and the Health Fund. Your business relationship is between yourself, HICAPS and the Health Fund.
 

IMPORTANT: When you leave a clinic location with HICAPS facilities you must advise HICAPS that you have left that location. You may do this by filling in their form and sending it to them. If you are uncertain of the HICAPS Terminal Number you will find a Terminal Number on the letter that HICAPS originally sent you when 
you registered with them. Use this number from the letter. It is important that you personally take this action and do not leave it for any other person to do this for you.

 

OTHER

About Our Association

In the early 1980’s the massage profession in Victoria was a rather small and intimate group of practitioners. Inevitably several associations were formed each one concerned with promoting and maintaining their particular method. Almost inevitably again the urge to "grow" was being felt and certain mergers took place. It was one of those mergers which triggered off the founding of the MAA Ltd.