Bulk-Billing at Lakeside Laser

Does Medicare cover the cost of Cold Laser treatment?

laser therapyYes Medicare can! Lakeside Laser offers, under Chiropractic treatment with one of our Chiropractors who are trained in Cold Laser Therapy, for those who are eligible, of up to 5 bulk billed appointments per year! This means no gap payment is required for those bulk billed appointments. This is organised via Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme. Make sure the GP makes it out to Lakeside Chiropractic.

What is bulk billing?

medicareBulk billing means that you have no gap payment as we charge Medicare directly for the cost of the appointment. This means you can access our low-level laser services with no out-of-pocket expense.

Am I eligible?

To see if you are eligible for a laser appointment with one of our Chiropractors under the Chronic Disease Management scheme, please have a read of Medicare’s criteria available at the following link: Department of Health | Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services.

As a general guide you are eligible if you have a Medicare card and a health condition that is chronic in nature, meaning you have had it for a minimum of 6 months. Additionally it will needs to be having an effect on your musculoskeletal system or nervous system, so that laser treatment is likely to be beneficial to your condition.

Your Doctor is responsible for determining if you are eligible to have an appointment with no gap payment with us. The Cold Laser appointments that we offer here at Lakeside Laser go under ‘CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES’ within the CDM referral scheme and all practitioners are qualified Chiropractors with extra training in Cold Laser Treatment.

How many appointments are covered by Medicare?

You can get up to 5 bulk billed Chiropractic appointments for Cold Laser Therapy Treatments with no gap payment each calendar year.

How long is the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan valid for?

In one calendar year you are able to use up to 5 bulk-billed – no gap - appointments and from the date of the CDM plan, you have 12 months in which to use those sessions. If your sessions move through to the following year, they will be subtracted from that years allocations.

Who is the referral made out to?

The laser appointments that we offer go under ‘CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES’ within the CDM referral scheme. Therefore, The Allied Health Provider (AHP) that your Doctor should refer you to is:

Name: Lakeside Chiropractic
Address: 3/45 Central Walk, JOONDALUP 6027
Phone: 9300 0095

My GP has said I am eligible – what do I do now?

Once your doctor has determined that you met the eligibility requirements you need to:


  1. Give your Doctor the clinic details as stated above so that they can organise a Team Care Arrangement with us. Your Doctor will give you a referral form along with any necessary health information that the Chiropractor will need. The form your Doctor gives you will look similar to the picture shown.
  2. Once you have that from, bring it and any other health information to your appointment. We recommend that you ask for a copy and bring the forms with you. Although your Doctor is likely to offer to email those forms through directly to the clinic, they often get delayed and do not make it in time for your appointment. Lakeside Laser will need the form and the details it provides in order to process the bulk billing. You will also need to bring in your Medicare card.
  3. After your appointment we will then process your payment through to Medicare directly for the cost with no gap payment for you to pay at all.
  4. When you have completed your bulk bulled appointments for low level laser therapy, your chiropractor will write a medical progress report and send it to your GP updating them on your response to treatment and the benefits obtained.

laser on heel of footSpeak to your GP today to see if you are eligible for up to 5 Bulk Billed Laser Appointments with No Gap Payment – with our Laser Trained Chiropractors today!

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