For information about working as a health fund provider, including provider recognition criteria, please download AMT's Health Fund Information Booklet.
Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG) supervised clinic requirement
ARHG recognises members with Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Remedial Massage, Myotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage who have completed at least 200 hours of supervised clinic conducted on campus supervised by a trainer with the appropriate qualifications.
You will need to supply AMT with a letter from your RTO that states your training meets the supervised clinic requirement in order for us to forward your details ARHG.
BUPA insurance requirement
BUPA providers must hold at least $2 million professional indemnity insurance per claim (i.e. this means each and every claim, not claims in the aggregate) to remain eligible.
Medibank Private/AHM and HCF Recognition Criteria
Medibank Private/AHM and HCF have duration requirements for the Diploma of Remedial Massage. To be registered with those funds, you will need to have completed a Diploma over at least one year full-time or 18 months part time. This duration requirement does not include time taken to complete Certificate IV competencies.
HCF also require a minimum of 200 hours of supervised clinical practice be completed as part of the Diploma.
You will need to supply AMT with a letter from your RTO that states that your training meets the following minimum standards in order for us to forward your details to these funds:
- 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 for part time students (this period does not include the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy competencies) 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.
Disclosing information about provider numbers to third parties
AMT represents appropriately qualified members to the various private health funds under specific agreements with the funds. In fulfilling this function, AMT effectively applies to the funds for provider status on behalf of the member. This requires AMT to guarantee that members meet the provider criteria set by the funds.
In managing this process, AMT has a clearly defined relationship with both the private health insurers and the members we represent. To be eligible as health fund providers, AMT members are required to abide by AMT’s codes and standards. Once a member becomes a provider, they must also abide by the provider terms and conditions of the private health insurance companies.
AMT does not share information about a member’s provider numbers with third parties such as business owners, employers or practice managers.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with these third parties because we have no relationship with the third party.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with a third party because the third party is not bound by AMT’s standards and codes, and is not accountable to AMT.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with a third party because the third party is not bound by the provider terms and conditions set by the private health insurers.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with a third party because the third party does not pay a membership fee to be represented by AMT.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with a third party because there are privacy implications in doing so.
AMT will not share a member’s provider number information with a third party because we represent our members, not businesses and clinics.
Members are welcome to make inquiries about their own provider numbers direct with AMT.
Thank you for respecting AMT's policy in this area.
Health Fund Provider Terms and Conditions
Australian Unity Provider Terms and Conditions
Bupa Provider Terms
Breaching Bupa Provider Terms
HBF Provider Requirments
HCF Provider Terms and Conditions
Medibank Private and AHM Recognised Provider Criteria
Medibank Private Remedial Massage Definition
NIB Provider Terms and Conditions
VIC WorkSafe Remedial Massage Policy