Glossary of terms

Here’s a guide to assist you in understanding the meaning of the terminology used by CBHS.

  • Health Care Aids

    Appliances that are provided upon referral by a recognised provider and recognised by CBHS as essential to the member’s diabetic, asthmatic or blood pressure related conditions.

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  • Health Insurer ID

    A Health Fund ID is a code used by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to identify health funds. This will appear on your Tax Statements. CBHS’ ID is CBH

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  • Health Management Program Authorisation (HMPA)

    Under CBHS Wellness Benefits, members can claim towards Gym Membership and Personal Training when the services are received as part of a Health Management Program designed to improve or reduce a specific health or medical.. Read more

    Under CBHS Wellness Benefits, members can claim towards Gym Membership and Personal Training when the services are received as part of a Health Management Program designed to improve or reduce a specific health or medical condition. The Health Management Program Authorisation (HMPA) form can be downloaded here

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  • Hearing Aids

    A hearing aid is a battery-powered, electronic device that makes listening easier for people with a hearing loss. A hearing aid consists of a microphone, an amplifier and a receiver. The microphone picks up sounds in your acoustic.. Read more

    A hearing aid is a battery-powered, electronic device that makes listening easier for people with a hearing loss. A hearing aid consists of a microphone, an amplifier and a receiver. The microphone picks up sounds in your acoustic environment and turns them into electronic signals. The amplifier selectively amplifies the acoustic electronic signals. The receiver is a very small speaker that changes the electric signals back to sounds and delivers the sound to the ear.

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  • Heart Rate Monitor

    A heart rate monitor is a personal monitoring device which allows one to measure his or her heart rate in real time or record the heart rate for later study.

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  • Herbs and Remedies

    Herbal medicine is made exclusively from plants. This is not claimable with CBHS.

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  • HICAPS

    HICAPS is an acronym for Health Industry Claims and Payments System. HICAPS is an electronic, real time; claim and payment system that offers members of participating health funds the convenience of automatic claims processing on.. Read more

    HICAPS is an acronym for Health Industry Claims and Payments System.

    HICAPS is an electronic, real time; claim and payment system that offers members of participating health funds the convenience of automatic claims processing on the spot using their fund membership card for general services. This service is available to CBHS members 24/7.

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  • Hospital

    Means a facility registered under relevant state or territory legislation and issued with a commonwealth provider number, includes: same day hospitals, private hospitals, or public hospitals, or any other premises declared by the.. Read more

    Means a facility registered under relevant state or territory legislation and issued with a commonwealth provider number, includes: same day hospitals, private hospitals, or public hospitals, or any other premises declared by the Minister to be a hospital. These may include, but are not limited to, facilities that are not in a normal hospital environment, such as ‘hospital in the home’ arrangements.

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  • Hospital Obstetric Transfer

    Obstetric patients may spend some time in hotels in place of their hospital stay after having a baby. Some hospitals provide an obstetric service utilising hotels for their obstetric patients.  In these cases, women are given.. Read more

    Obstetric patients may spend some time in hotels in place of their hospital stay after having a baby.

    Some hospitals provide an obstetric service utilising hotels for their obstetric patients.  In these cases, women are given the opportunity to spend some of the days in a hotel environment after the delivery of their baby provided they meet certain hospital criteria

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  • Hospital Pharmaceuticals

    Means any drug or medicine listed in the PBS that is dispensed to a hospital patient and is part of the episode of care the hospital treatment provided.

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  • Hospital Substitute Treatment (HST)

    CBHS now provides members the option to receive medical treatment in their home when approved by their doctor as being clinically appropriate. What does this mean? This means that you can receive specialised treatment from a.. Read more

    CBHS now provides members the option to receive medical treatment in their home when approved by their doctor as being clinically appropriate.

    What does this mean?

    This means that you can receive specialised treatment from a private nurse, physiotherapist and occupational therapist in the comfort of your own home. Receiving these services at home may mean your hospital stay is shortened or you may be able to avoid a hospital admission altogether. Home based care services such as meals and domestic help is also available. All these services are available at no cost to CBHS members who have a hospital or packaged product and the medical services to be provided are an appropriate substitute for treatment that would be fully covered in a hospital under that product.

    Please contact CBHS to confirm if you are eligible.

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  • Hospital Transfers

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  • Hypnotherapy

    Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create unconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings. It is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis. A person who is.. Read more

    Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create unconscious change in the patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings. It is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis. A person who is hypnotised displays certain unusual characteristics and propensities, compared with a non-hypnotized subject, most notably heightened suggestibility and responsiveness.

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