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Spinal and lower limb orthoses

Subsidy funding is available under the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to support eligible Queenslanders who require spinal and lower limb orthoses.

Available orthoses

MASS does not subsidise

Eligible prescribers

How to prescribe

Specific eligibility, application and documentation requirements are provided in both the MASS General Guidelines (PDF, 474kB) and Application Guidelines for Orthoses (PDF, 476kB). Applicants should seek a referral to an orthotist approved by MASS for a medical prescription and quotation to include with their application form. As part of determining clinical eligibility, a photograph of the applicant wearing the orthoses is required. The prescriber then works with the applicant to complete and submit the application form. Re-applications for subsidy funding must be 12 months from the last approval for adults (16 years and older) and 9 months for children (under 16 years).

Application guidelines (including current subsidy amounts)

Application forms

Approved orthotists

Resources for clinicians

Advice and clinical support

Contact the MASS Principal Medical Advisor for Orthoses.

Information for applicants

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Find a list of orthotists approved by the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme.

Last Updated: 16 November 2015
Last Reviewed: 16 November 2015