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Q: Am I allowed to claim from Medicare for a session under my family members Medicare referral?

A Medicare referral, either Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) or Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC), is submitted from your GP for the individual needing treatment and this name will be documented on the referral. Therefore a claim can only be made when this particular individual is present for the whole or part of the session.

Example: The Medicare referral has been submitted under a child ?Jane Smith'.

1) If the parents are required to attend for a session on their own then this receipt is not claimable from Medicare, but can be taken to your health fund depending on your health cover.

2) If the session is for ?Jane Smith' and the parents, then you may take this receipt to Medicare for claiming.