Posted on 10 November, 2018 at 10:00
Medibank Private have long had their app available for members to check on their usage and limits. But Medibank have now taken it a step further and added a VERY useful feature: Estimating a Claim. This means you can find out what your gap payment will be and how much Medibank will cover.
Open your app, and the "Cover" section. Then click Estimate a claim...
Once you have started, you can search for a provider using their name or medibank provider number. For example: Cindy Leishman or 1539072F (Baldivis) 1539075L (Mandurah).
Next, add an item. For Medibank you should item code 105.
Follow the prompts and you will see how much Medibank will cover and how much you can expect to pay for the treatment. Yay! No more guessing.
If you're with Medibank I highly reccomend downloading the app and trying this for yourself.
-Dont know the name or number of the provider? Call the office or look on their webpage.
-It is unknow if other private health funds will follow and add this feature to their apps, but keep an eye out. To find out what your gap will be with other health funds, call your fund and ask, quote the code 205 (for Remedial Massage. Other treatments will have other codes.) and they will be able to tell you your gap.