ATMS and Health Funds
Association membership does not guarantee health fund provider status. Health funds maintain their own requirements for provider status. Health funds do not recognise qualifications delivered substantially online, by distance, through correspondence or externally.They also do not recognise overseas qualifications. For health fund requirements, please refer to the Health Fund section of the ATMS website: http://www.atms.com.au/page.php?id=108.
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First Aid Certificates
Accredited members who wish to have health funds provider status are required to have a current Senior First Aid certificate. A copy of the Certificate must be sent with the application form.
Professional Indemnity / Public & Products Liability Insurance
Accredited members are required to have current Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public/ Products Liability (PPL) insurance policy.
ATMS have partnered exclusively with GSA Insurance Brokers to tailor a policy for your unique business needs with:
- Easy online application
- Excellent insurer security
- Nil claims excess for PI/PL
- Automatic glass cover
- Full continuity of cover (including unlimited retroactive cover)
- 7 year automatic run off cover when business is sold or ceases
If you have any enquires in relation to the coverage under this policy please contact GSA on (02) 8274 8100 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you already have insurance in place prior to joining ATMS, please send a copy of your Certificate of Currency with your membership application form. If you buy the above policy online from GSA, ATMS will be automatically notified.
Continuing Professional Education
All Accredited members must fully participate in the ATMS Continuing Professional Education Program and maintain evidence of their Continuing Professional Education activities. Evidence of Continuing Professional Education activities must be provided if requested by ATMS. Details of the ATMS Continuing Professional Education Program will be sent to you with your new member pack, and are also available on the ATMS website. It is also a requirement of health funds that recognised practitioners undertake ongoing, continuing professional education activities.
Health Fund Rebates
A full list of health funds which rebate on specific modalities is placed on the ATMS website. Updated information on health funds changes is also published in both the Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society as well as on the ATMS website.
For health funds to rebate on the services of Accredited members, it is important that a proper invoice be issued to patients. The information which must be included on an invoice is also listed on the ATMS website. It is ATMS policy that only Accredited members issue their own invoice. An Accredited member must never allow another practitioner, student or staff member to use their provider details, as this constitutes health fund fraud. Misrepresenting the service(s) provided on the invoice also constitutes health fund fraud. Health fund fraud is a criminal offence which may involve a police investigation and expulsion from the ATMS Register of Members.