Understanding The Medical Claims Process – Hospital VisitsWe understand that going to hospital can be a challenging enough time, without then having to worry about how to claim when you receive accounts in the mail. We’ve put together some information about in-patient medical treatment, and what we as a fund require to process your claim, should you ever need to submit one to us.
Often the fund receives in-patient medical claims where the information provided is insufficient to process the claim.
We can only process an in-patient medical claim submitted by you when you provide a Medicare Statement of Benefits- a Medicare Statement of Claims or your MyGov Medical History ... Find out more
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increasing awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer and raise funds for the community-funded charity, Bowel Cancer Australia, committed to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
1 in 13 Australians will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime. Whilst the risk increases significantly with age, the disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects both men and women, young and old. 15,604 Australians will be diagnosed with the disease this year- including 1413 people under the age of 50.
Bowel cancer claims the lives ... Find out more
World MS Day – 30 May 2019
May 30 is World MS Day 2019 – a day to globally raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the needs of the people living with the condition.
MyInvisibleMS is this year’s theme, putting the spotlight on the invisible signs of MS, and their unseen impact on quality of life.
MS is a condition of the central nervous system which interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.
Multiple Sclerosis is characterised by sclerosis – a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, can be varied and ... Find out more
It’s Heart Week – 29th April to 4th May 2019
New studies show that more than two thirds of Australian adults- almost 13 million people or 69.1 percent – have at least three risk factors for heart disease – the nation’s biggest killer.
Heart Week puts the spotlight on encouraging people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk.
In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May and focuses on the importance of having a Heart Health Check and in particular: ♥ Heart Health Checks and what they involve ♥ Which patients ... Find out more
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness MonthParkinson’s is diagnosed in 3 Australian’s under the age of 40 every day.
Parkinson’s is a progressive and degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to control their body’s movements. The condition progresses and affects everyone differently, and as such symptoms can vary from person to person.
Resulting from the loss of cells in various parts of the brain, depleting dopamine production; the motor system nerves become unable to control movement and coordination. The most commonly visible symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremors or shaking, but can also manifest in so many other forms, such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, ... Find out more
Are you pregnant or planning a family? Join our Hatchling Program!We are very excited to announce the launch of our Hatchling Support Program!
Preparing to welcome a child into the world is the beginning of a new stage in your life – a stage which can bring joy, excitement and some challenges and adjustments too.
With this in mind, we have created the Phoenix Health Hatchling Support Program to provide you with ongoing support from the time you learn of your pregnancy through to the first 8 weeks of your baby’s life.
The program includes services such as:
2 gap-free mid wife consultations
Post-natal advice on a range of topics
Baby development and what to expect
First ... Find out more
Is ‘Baby Brain’ a real thing? You’ve likely heard many mothers referring to “Baby Brain” but is “Baby Brain” actually a real thing?
If you are asking the question to Deakin University, they are likely to say yes.
The Deakin University is currently conducting a study (as noted in the medical journal of Australia) which reveals that some pregnant woman do actually show declining rates of cognitive fiction during pregnancy.
The research involving more than 1,200 women found that some women expressed decreased memory functions and general cognitive functioning during various stages in their pregnancy.
While researchers state that there is a definite correlation between changes in cognitive brain functions ... Find out more
How much does an Ambulance service cost? Do you know whether you are covered for Ambulance services if you need to call upon one?
You may not have thought too much about it, but the concerning fact is that while many assume Ambulance is covered free of charge, Ambulance services are actually not a covered under Medicare. This means if you haven’t organised coverage for yourself and you do end up using an Ambulance, you’ll be responsible for the bill that will follow your trip.
So how much does an Ambulance service cost if I don’t have cover?
Ambulance services work differently depending on where you live across Australia. If ... Find out more
It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthThe month of September isn’t just about celebrating Father’s Day, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a timely reminder for a visit to the GP.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year.
It is encouraged that all men over 50 – or over 40 who have a family history – talk with their GP about prostate health. Prostate cancer testing can be a complex subject, that’s why it’s recommended to talk with your GP about what is best for ... Find out more
New year resolutions and how to keep them If you’re struggling with your new year’s resolution, you’re not alone!
Outsmarting the new year’s resolution failure odds is tough but there are ways to make it easier for yourself: Setting doable goals and then breaking your goals down into reasonable steps is a great way to improve your chances of resolution success!
Take a look at these 5 simple diet and exercise tips to keep you on track with your New Year’s health resolutions.
Be positive with your goals – Don’t focus on the negative, but instead focus on what you want! For example, rather than saying that “I want to lose ... Find out more